Coptic. <em>Lamp with Elaborate Handle</em>, 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)

Lamp with Elaborate Handle


Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:5th-6th century C.E.

Dimensions: 1 5/8 x 3 3/8 in. (4.2 x 8.6 cm) Handle: 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm)


Accession Number: 16.133

Image: CUR.16.133_detail01_ICA.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

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