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Fragment of Openwork Lamp, Inscribed Rim

mid 6th century
3.3 cm x 8.3 cm (1 5/16 in. x 3 1/4 in.)

Not on view


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S. Boyd, "A Bishop's Gift: Openwork Lamps from the Sion Treasure," Argenterie Romaine et Byzantine (Paris, 1988), 191-202, esp. p. 192, no. 2 (not illustrated).

S. Boyd and M. Mundell-Mango, Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth Century Byzantium (Washington, DC, 1992), Checklist no. 42, 28, 39 n. 4, 45 n. 51, 174, 179.

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.