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Turibulum
(72 words)

[German version]

(from tus, 'incense', also thymiaterium). Roman portable metal apparatus on which grains of incense were burned in a Roman sacrifice. For pure incense or smoke sacrifices there was a small portable altar, called an acerra or an ara turicrema. Acerra also seems (Val. Max. 3,3,3) to have been used as a synonym for a turibulum.

Sacrifice; Thymiaterion

Bibliography

A. V. Siebert, Instrumenta sacra, 1999, 93-98; 256 f. (Lit.).

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Siebert, Anne Viola (Hannover), “Turibulum”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1222980>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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