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Foot and Base of Openwork Lamp with Ovoid Elements


Byzantine
mid 6th century
2.5 cm x 6.1 cm (1 in. x 2 3/8 in.)
silver
BZ.1963.36.22

Not on view


Permalink: http://museum.doaks.org/objects-1/info/37152

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Bibliography
S. Boyd and M. Mundell-Mango, Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth Century Byzantium (Washington, DC, 1992), Checklist no. 44, 11, and n. 43, 29, 39, n. 3, 40 and n. 7, 46 nn, 59-60, 62, 58 and n. 7, 60 n. 20, 61, 174, 179.

H. G. Meredith, Word Becomes Image: Openwork Vessels as a Reflection of Late Antique Transformation (Oxford, England, 2015), 242, no. 74.



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.