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Bronze chandelier with a cross in its center designed to hold seven glass oil lamps

Bronze chandelier with a cross in its center designed to hold seven glass oil lamps

Bronze chandelier with a cross in its center designed to hold seven glass oil lamps

Glass, bronze

D: 25 cm

Collection of the Wolff Family, Jerusalem

IAA:

99-4321

Archaeology/Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine Periods

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.

From the Israel Museum publications:

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

Exhibitions:

Cradle of Christianity, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 28/03/2000 - 30/01/2001

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