Hanging Altar Lamp

Hanging Altar Lamp

The lamp is bulbous at the center and has a pointed base in the shape of a rose. It was suspended from the ceiling by means of its three decorated chains. The ornamentation on the chains includes depictions of animals and human heads. The chains terminate at the top with floral designs. This type of sanctuary lamp stands in front of the apse of the church and is permanently lit,.

18th–19th centuries A.D.

Medium: Silver.

Provenance: Haret al-Roum, Fatimid Cairo