Object ID
1996.97.9.B
Object Name
Candle
Date Created
1923, 1923
Alternative Name
Wedding Candle
Material
Satin; Wax
Object Entities
Maniates, Maria (collected by)
Boukias, Pete Maduros and Alexandra (owned by)
Maniates, Maria (is related to)
Maduros, Peter (is related to)
Boukias, Alexandra (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
One of two wedding candles (lambades) used in the July 5, 1923, wedding of Peter Maduros and Alexandra Boukias. Candle decorated with long and wide satin ribbon, with coordinating piece of wedding stefana applied to bow.
Origin
The wedding ceremony starts as the Bride and Groom are each handed the white candles to symbolize their willingness to accept Christ into their lives. These candles are to be provided by the The Koumbaro who is like a "best man." Traditionally, the koumbaros was the groom's godfather. In traditional Greek weddings, the koumbaro's role is highly symbolic, and his duties are many. Used in the July 5, 1923, wedding of Peter Maduros and Alexandra Boukias.
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Citation
Candle, 1923, 1923, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6277. Accessed 11/28/20.