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BZ.1950.19, Lamp and Stand

BZ.1950.19, Lamp and Stand

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Roman, third century

Bronze and enamel, 9.5 cm x 9.2 cm x 4.5 cm (3 3/4 in. x 3 5/8 in. x 1 3/4 in.)

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this lamp from the Beirut dealer Elias (Elie) Bustros through Royall Tyler on August 1 and September 14, 1949; the Blisses gave the lamp to Dumbarton Oaks in August 1950.