"Theatre" incense burner

Teotihuacan
Classical period, 350 - 550 A.D.
Clay, mica and pigment
72 x 34,5 x 24,2 cm
Fundación Televisa
Faces like the one in center with large ear disks probably represent deceased people. Such incense burners were most likely used for purification ceremonies at burials.

 

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Teotihuacan Exhibition

Touring exhibition, started in 2009. Extensive photo tour through the presentation in Berlin, 1 July - 10 October 2010.

Logo Logo Back to Top