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Wall Bracket for a Lamp

11th century
Copper alloy
Overall: 16 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 13/16 in. (41.3 x 7.8 x 2 cm)
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1979
Accession Number:
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.

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