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BZ.1950.30, Lamp with a Cross on the Handle

BZ.1950.30, Lamp with a Cross on the Handle

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Early Byzantine, sixth century

Bronze, 6 cm x 10 cm x 6 cm (2 3/8 in. x 3 15/16 in. x 2 3/8 in.)

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this lamp from the Beirut dealer Elias (Elie) Bustros through Royall Tyler on August 1 and September 14, 1949; the Blisses gave the lamp to Dumbarton Oaks in August 1950.