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Early Byzantine lamp with stand; either for use in a Byzantine household to be placed on a table or possible part of a church treasure including liturgical implements. Unusual design of lamp with open loop handles inspired by foliage sprays with a cross on top. A single nozzle lamp and hinged...

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Provenance

By 1980: London antiquities trade; 1980: purchased by David Miller, P.O. Box 711, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 4UH, England, in the London antiquities trade; date unknown: sold by David Miller to private collector in the United States; by 2001: with Robert Haber & Associates, Inc., 61 West 23rd St., New York, NY 10010; purchased by MFA from Robert Haber & Associates, March 20, 2002; accessioned as a museum purchase with funds donated by George D. and Margo Behrakis

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by George D. and Margo Behrakis

Byzantine, Byzantine Period, 6th century

Place of Manufacture

East Mediterranean

Dimensions

Lamp height: 13 cm; length: 24.5 cm; width: 9.5 cm Stand height: 25.5 cm; greatest width, 15.9 cm

Accession Number

2002.33.1-2

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices