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Hanging Lamp with Inscriptions
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This round lamp has a curved neck and bears three inscriptions in Arabic; one is hammered on the bottom of the lamp, which is dotted with a band circled around the text. The second is carved on the lower part, composed of only one line, and the third, also very short, is dotted. A short sinuous line is carved between the writings.

The carving is in rows, with a flower, twisted lines, floral crowns, oval jewels, and a leafless palm branch on the parts that are heavily decorated. The central bands are shadowed.

Three chains are hanging in the form of rings with angels welded on them and a swollen element at the end, in addition to a curved ring and line. The rings of the chain are in the shape of the number eight and are organized as two rings welded together.

Dimensions:  Height 18.5 cm  Length 45 cm  Diameter 16 cm

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Culture:

Coptic

Technique:

Hammering
  Soldered
  Engraving

Style:

Byzantine

Materials:

Silver
Type Type

Type:

Lamp
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Location: 

The Coptic Museum

Created: 

Egypt
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Created: 

19th Century AD
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