Seller: arteantico111 (311) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152325042719 Details: BYZANTINE EMPIRE BRONZE POLYCANDELON - NEAR EAST 500 A.D. Culture: ByzantinePeriod: 500 A.D. Dimensions: 22" H x 6-1/4" D (56 x 16 cm) w/display standWeight: 3 lb 10 oz (1 kg 640 gm) Description: A solid bronze polycandelon with original chain. The disc is a beautiful open work, with a large circle in the middle surrounded by three smaller circles and three bars, incised lines along perimeter. Nice patina. Custom display stand is included. Provenance: Ex. private collection, Denver, Co,; presently private collection, New York, N.Y. The polycandelon, also known as a polyeleos lamp were widely used as light fixtures in Byzantine churches. For illumination, the circles of the disc would have been filled with candles or ovoid shaped glass oil lamps.