Event Title

P-51 Perforated Tripod Vessels: What they are not, and what they could be

Presenter Information

Emily Cancel, Andrews University

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

3-6-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

3-6-2015 4:00 PM

Description

Many perforated tripod vessels have been found in the Middle East since the nineteenth century, but their purpose is still unknown. Their unique construction is somewhat characteristic of incense burners, but I disagree with this common conclusion. I acquired two perforated tripod vessels found at Jerusalem from La Sierra University in California, and examined them. The original vessels bear no signs of charring, or other markings that would distinguish it as such. I tested replicas of the vessels in an attempt to recreate them as incense burners, to no avail. Currently, I am testing other hypotheses as to the use of these vessels.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Robert Bates, Behavioral Sciences

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P-51 Perforated Tripod Vessels: What they are not, and what they could be

Buller Hallway

Many perforated tripod vessels have been found in the Middle East since the nineteenth century, but their purpose is still unknown. Their unique construction is somewhat characteristic of incense burners, but I disagree with this common conclusion. I acquired two perforated tripod vessels found at Jerusalem from La Sierra University in California, and examined them. The original vessels bear no signs of charring, or other markings that would distinguish it as such. I tested replicas of the vessels in an attempt to recreate them as incense burners, to no avail. Currently, I am testing other hypotheses as to the use of these vessels.