Greek canosan polychrome terracotta lamp Thymiaterion, 400 B.C.

The ancient Greeks were great sculptors, forerunners of the sinuosity of the human body and of the contrapuntal postures that give the body a wonderful movement and theatrical stability. A Timiaterio is an incense burner of typical ceremonial use in Ancient Greece, which spread throughout the Mediterranean reaching people like the Phoenicians or Etruscans. This piece represents in its central body a woman, dressed with a chiton and holding with her hands the folds of her clothing. Her collected hair and the radiated crown she wears denotes the importance of the scene depicted.

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