Byzantine Bronze Polycandelon

 

Byzantine Bronze Polycandelon

A Medieval Byzantine bronze polycandelon, or oil lamp chandelier, consisting of a hemispherical bronze frame suspended from three chains attached to a bronze cross, with six circular openings to hold oil lamps.

Ca. 6th-8th century AD.
Width: 17 in. (43 cm).

cf.: S. D. Campbell, ed., The Malcove Collection, (Toronto, 1985), cat. no. 57, p. 59.

Formerly in the G. B. collection, New York.

Inv#: 5601

$2,750

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