H. 6 3/4 in. (17.14 cm)
W. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
D. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Wt. 17.9 oz. (507.513 g)
Rogers Fund, 1937
Not on view
This object represents a type of zoomorphic incense burner, many of which have survived. The square opening in the feline's chest once held a drawer for the placement of incense whose aroma would escape through the perforated areas.
[ Demotte, Inc., New York, by 1931–37; sold to MMA]
Wilson, Arnold T. "7th January to 28th February, 1931." In Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Persian Art. 3rd. ed. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1931. no. 229Q, p. 147.
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Muhammadan Art. 2nd rev. and enl. ed. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1944. p. 138, ill. fig. 80 (b/w).
Barnet, Peter, and Pete Dandridge, ed. "Aquamanilia of the Middle Ages: Vessels for Church and Table." In Lions, Dragons & Other Beasts. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006. no. 39, p. 182, ill. (color).