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Twenty-one Ovoid Elements from Openwork Lamps

mid 6th century

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S. Boyd and M. Mundell-Mango, Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth Century Byzantium (Washington, DC, 1992), Checklist no. 45, 11, and n. 43, 29, 39 n. 3 and 4, 58 and n. 7, 60 and n. 22, 61, 172, 174, 179.

H. G. Meredith, Word Becomes Image: Openwork Vessels as a Reflection of Late Antique Transformation (Oxford, England, 2015), 234, no. 70.

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.