Object of the Week: Polycandelon with 3 Lamps, Byzantine Empire, Eastern Mediterranean, 500-599. 63.1.30.
This hanging lamp once brightened a room over 1,500 years ago. A wick made from spun thread drew oil up from the hollow stems of the beaker-shaped lamps. The lit wick and oil provided lighting for the room, similar to a candle.
Tomorrow, artist-in-residence Fred Kahl will be speaking about his work during an informal lecture 12-1pm in The Studio’s Lecture Room.
This beautiful unique specimen is Rainbow Hematite. I’m in awe…
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