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)
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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
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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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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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