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polycandelon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0120.1

  • Description

    Polycandelon; brass; a circular, openwork disc, the design consisting of sixteen bars radiating from the centre to as many circles; between the bars are an equal number of crosses, resting on and supporting rounded arches; the whole is suspended by four chains uniting in a hook at the top.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 5thC-7thC
  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 460 millimetres
    • Height: 500 millimetres (with chain extended)
  • Curator's comments

    See D.M. Bailey, Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum Vol IV (London, 1996), no. Q3936MLA, p. 108, pls. 148-49. Compare with 1848,0601.2

  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1901 529 bibliographic details
    • Xanthopoulou 2010 LU 6.014 bibliographic details
    • Lamp Q3936MLA bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2016 Oct – 2017 Feb, Spain, CaixaForum Madrid, Medieval Europe,
    2017 Mar – Jun, Spain, CaixaForum Barcelona, Medieval Europe,
    2017 Jul – Oct, Spain, CaixaForum Zaragoza, Medieval Europe.

    2015 - 2016 11 Dec- 10 Apr, Australia, Brisbane, Queensland Museum, Medieval Europe, power and legacy. 1989 23 Jun-31 Aug, Durham Cathedral, Anglo Saxon Connections

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1868,0120.1

Polycandelon; brass; a circular, openwork disc, the design consisting of sixteen bars radiating from the centre to as many circles; between the bars are an equal number of crosses, resting on and supporting rounded arches; the whole is suspended by four chains uniting in a hook at the top.

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