Katzi (standing censer)
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The katzi, a kind of standing censer, is a vessel known from the Early Christian era. In the Post-Byzantine period its use is not widespread; it was used mainly in monasteries and especially in funerary ceremonies. The multilateral vessel, where the incense was placed, is decorated with pairs of prophets and its pierced, domed lid is decorated with floral motifs in a filigree technique and enamels. There is an inscription around the lid as well as on the handle of the vessel, recording that the katzi was dedicated to the Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin Petritziotissa, Bačkovo (contemporary Bulgaria).
- Collection: Minor Arts
- Origin: Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin Petritziotissa, Bačkovo (contemporary Bulgaria)
- Measurement: 16,9 x 44,5 x 15 cm
- Exhibit Number: ΒΧΜ 02097
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