A decorated bronze censer from a cathedral in Old Dongola

  title={A decorated bronze censer from a cathedral in Old Dongola},
  author={Maciej Wyżgoł},
  journal={Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean},
  • Maciej Wyżgoł
  • Published 9 July 2018
  • History
  • Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean
A bronze censer found in the Church of Brick Pillars in Old Dongola in 1968 provides unique insight into the role of such liturgical vessels in medieval Nubia. In this new study of the iconography and production technique of this vessel, coupled with an epigraphical analysis of the Greek and Old Nubian inscription around the edge, the author suggests that the vessel was crafted by Makurian craftsmen sometime in the first few hundred years after the conversion of the Nubian kingdoms to… 
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