Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Wall Bracket for a Lamp

Date:
11th century
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 13/16 in. (41.3 x 7.8 x 2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.349
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 303
Lamps provided light in churches, especially for the reading of the Gospels, sermons, and select texts and for the display of icons and relics.
Ian T. Roper, London; Rene Gott, S.A., Geneva (sold 1979)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notable Acquisitions, 1979-1980 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1980). pp. 20-21.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 99, p. 85.

Bouras, Laskarina, and Maria G. Parani. Lighting in Early Byzantium. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2008. no. 19, pp. 74-75.



Related Objects

Lamp or Censer

Date: 14th century Medium: Gilt-copper alloy, silver, enamel en ronde bosse, rock crystal Accession: 17.190.827 On view in:Gallery 306

Appliqué Figure of the Apostle James

Date: ca. 1350 Medium: Copper alloy, cast and gilt Accession: 64.101.1494 On view in:Gallery 306

Appliqué Figure of the Apostle Philip

Date: ca. 1350 Medium: Copper alloy, cast and gilt Accession: 64.101.1495 On view in:Gallery 306

Aquamanile in the Form of a Mounted Knight

Date: ca. 1250 Medium: Copper alloy Accession: 64.101.1492 On view in:Gallery 304

Plaque with the Baptism of Jesus

Date: ca. 1150–75 Medium: Champlevé enamel, copper alloy, gilt Accession: 17.190.430 On view in:Gallery 304