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Fragments of a Rectangular Polycandelon

mid 6th century

Not on view


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Additional Image Detail of stamp, BZ.1965.1.16b
Detail of stamp, BZ.1965.1.16b
Additional Image Detail, BZ.1965.1.16a
Detail, BZ.1965.1.16a
Additional Image Obverse
Additional Image Three fragments, obverse
Three fragments, obverse

All three fragments apparently are from the rim of a polycandelon or polycandela similar to BZ.1963.36.5-7 and BZ.1965.1.7-8. Two have a rectangular loop held by rivets, and each of these has a control stamp - on one it is cross-shaped (partly covered by rivet), on the other the long stamp, very close to one of the rivets.

BZ.1965.1.16.a and BZ.1965.1.16.c: two joining fragments from three-lobed end piece.
BZ.1965.1.16.b: single fragment from semicircular end piece.

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.