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Crushed Standing Lamp


Byzantine
mid 6th century
7 x 25 x 2.5 cm (2 3/4 x 9 13/16 x 1 in.)
silver and niello
BZ.1963.36.16

Not on view


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Additional Image With BZ.1963.36.15 and BZ.1963.36.17
With BZ.1963.36.15 and BZ.1963.36.17


Description
Same border of acanthus leaves and crosses around the bottom as companion piece (BZ.1963.36.17) and from what can be seen in crushed state, apparently the same inscription around the top. One engraved cross visible; flattened and folded, so no stamps visible.


Bibliography
S. Boyd and M. Mundell-Mango, Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth Century Byzantium (Washington, DC, 1992), 10 n. 38, 11, 40 n. 9, 45 n. 51, 172, 174, 180, 221 n. 36, Checklist no. 38.


Acquisition History
Originally found near the village of Kumluca, Turkey.

Purchased from George Zacos (dealer) by Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Switzerland, 1963.

Given by Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss to Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., 1963.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Byzantine Collection, Washington, D.C.