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BZ.1950.29, Lamp with Cordiform Handle

BZ.1950.29, Lamp with Cordiform Handle

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Early Byzantine, sixth century

Bronze, 6.4 cm x 7 cm x 12.2 cm (2 1/2 in. x 2 3/4 in. x 4 13/16 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.