Lamp with Elaborate Handle
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
5th-6th century C.E.
Late Antique Period
1 5/8 x 3 3/8 in. (4.2 x 8.6 cm)
Handle: 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Small bronze lamp with large handle in form of Greek cross within a circle surmounted by a dove.
Condition: General condition excellent. Lamp originally had a cover, now missing. Bronze is in excellent condition. Body of lamp decorated at irregular intervals with small concentric circles, as is handle. Typical object of early Christian times.
This item is not on view
Coptic. Lamp with Elaborate Handle, 5th-6th century C.E. Bronze, 1 5/8 x 3 3/8 in. (4.2 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.133. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), CUR.16.133_detail01_ICA.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), 2007
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