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Oil Lamp with a Cross
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Oil Lamp with a Cross


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Description Lamps filled with scented oil were used throughout the Mediterranean region. Intended for use in the home, the lamp could rest on a table, be suspended by chains, or be fitted onto a spiked (pricket) lampstand. On this example, a cross is incorporated into the center of the leaf-shaped handle.
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Period
5th-6th century (Late Antique)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.55
Measurements
5 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 3 9/16 in. (14.6 x 22.5 x 9 cm)

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