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Detail, monogram with inscription
Rectangular polycandelon with pairs of dolphins supporting circular monogram; end pieces are triple-lobed; three detached pieces. This appears to be a mate to BZ.1963.36.5, but lacks the side rims, and has only a small piece of one end. The other end is almost complete, with two square loops and a control stamp on each corner, near rivets. A third stamp is on reverse (i.e. top side) of the dendral monogram. Same monogram and niello inscription as BZ.1963.36.5.
S. Boyd and M. Mundell-Mango, Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth Century Byzantium (Washington, DC, 1992), 10 n. 34, 25-27, 45 n. 57, 46 n. 60, 59, 60, 62, 69, checklist no. 31.
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.