Medieval lamp hanger

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Object type: Lamp Hanger
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 08/03/2021
Location: Cherwell, Oxfordshire


This object dates to 1350 – 1500 and would probably have been used to suspend lamps inside buildings. The loops at the end of the arms would enable the lamps to be attached.