Cross-Shaped Hanging Lamp, Copper alloy, Byzantine

Cross-Shaped Hanging Lamp

Date:
14th century
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
Overall: 17 1/16 x 16 3/16 x 7/8 in. (43.3 x 41.1 x 2.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Klejman, 1965
Accession Number:
65.25.1a
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.
Said to be from Constantinople; John J. and Halina Klejman, New York (until 1965)