Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avraham Hay
Bronze chandelier with a cross in its center designed to hold seven glass oil lamps
Church at Dor, Israel
Byzantine period
Glass, bronze
D: 25 cm
Collection of the Wolff Family, Jerusalem
Accession number: IAA 99-4321
 
 
The large number of fragmentary glass oil lamps that have come to light indicates that the main source of light came from bronze "chandeliers", in which seven glass oil lamps were placed. Occasionally, such chandeliers also glass bowls with incised designs in their centers.

Publications:
Israeli, Yael, and Mevorach, David, Cradle of Christianity, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2000, English / Hebrew

Exhibition:
Cradle of Christianity, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, Spring 2000 - Winter 2001

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir