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Rectangular Polycandelon with a Monogram


Early Byzantine
mid 6th century
57 x 37 x 4 cm (22 7/16 x 14 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
silver and niello
BZ.1963.36.5

Not on view


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Additional Images
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Additional Image Detail, Central Monogram
Detail, Central Monogram
Additional Image Detail, Cross shaped stamp
Detail, Cross shaped stamp
Additional Image Detail, Hexagonal Stamp
Detail, Hexagonal Stamp
Additional Image Detail, Hexagonal Stamp
Detail, Hexagonal Stamp
Additional Image Detail, Oblong Stamp
Detail, Oblong Stamp
Additional Image Detail, Round Stamp
Detail, Round Stamp
Additional Image Detail, Square Stamp
Detail, Square Stamp
Additional Image Detail, Stamp on reverse of monogram
Detail, Stamp on reverse of monogram
Additional Image Obverse
Obverse
Additional Image Profile, hanging
Profile, hanging
Additional Image Three-quarter view from above, hanging
Three-quarter view from above, hanging
Additional Image Three-quarter view from below, hanging
Three-quarter view from below, hanging


Bibliography
I. and N. P. ?ev?enko, The Life of St. Nicholas of Sion (Brookline, Mass., 1984), pl. 13.

S. Boyd and M. Mundell Mango, Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth Century Byzantium (Washington, D.C., 1992), 10 n.34, 25-27, 45 n.57, 46 n.60, 50, 59, 60, 62, 69, 78-80, 82, 178 (Table 1), checklist no. 31.

M. Mundell Mango, "Three Illuminating Objects in the Lampsacus Treasure," in Through a Glass Brightly: Studies in Byzantine and Medieval Art and Archaeology Presented to David Buckton (Oxford, 2003), 69 and fig. 9.13.


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.