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Triangle from an Openwork Lamp

mid 6th century

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This single triangle, found in group of miscellaneous fragments, belongs to lamp BZ.1965.1.6; the lamp must have been restored prior to acquisition by Dumbarton Oaks; one modern triangle is visible on the lamp.

S. Boyd and M. Mundell-Mango, Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth-Century Byzantium (Washington, DC, 1992), Checklist nos. 43. 29, 45 n.51, 174, 178.

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

Purchased from George Zacos (dealer) by Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Switzerland, 1965.

Given by Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss to Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., 1965.

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