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Boule d'église - "Suspension Egg", 18th Cent., Kutahya - Armenia

Church Lamp part ("suspension egg"), Boule d'Eglise

Céramique, XVIIIe siècle, Kutahya

 

Cet "œuf d'église" en céramique figure l'Archange Gabriel entouré de trois angelots et de six croix.

Oval porcelain eggs hung over altars and on lamp cords to prevent rodents and insects from reaching the lamp oil. Winged seraphim heads are joined here with Crusader crosses, reminiscent of the close connections that the Armenians once had with the Latin Crusader states in the eastern Mediterranean.

 

Objet présenté sur le site www.le-maf.com, dans la salle "Art religieux", "Céramiques".

 

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Taken on January 11, 2006