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Lamp with Jewish Symbols

Object Name:
Lamp
Date:
350–450
Geography:
Egypt
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Earthenware; molded
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/8 in. W. 3 1/4 in. D. 2 3/8 in
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1621
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300
This is one of the few surviving lamps decorated with Jewish symbols. It displays a menorah flanked by an etrog (citron) and a lulav (palm branch), both indistinct.
Pyramids of Medum (per Medieval Art)

Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
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