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Fragmentary Rectangular Polycandelon with Monogram


Byzantine
mid 6th century
silver, gilding and niello
BZ.1963.36.6.a-c

Not on view


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Additional Image Detail, monogram with inscription
Detail, monogram with inscription
Additional Image Detail, stamps
Detail, stamps
Additional Image Detail, stamps
Detail, stamps
Additional Image Detail, stamps
Detail, stamps
Additional Image Obverse
Obverse
Additional Image Reverse
Reverse
Additional Image Top
Top


Description
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.


Bibliography
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.


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.