White ceramic kandili. The bulb of the kandili is white with a painted rose design. The kandili is wired for electricity. The top and bottom of the ceramic kandili are brass plates. and the tip has a brass chain as well. The electrical plug has an oak leaf design on top. The design was popular during the early 20th century.
Donated by Angela Ladias. The hand painted Kandili was originally owned by Kanella and Jim Kapantaris, circa early 20th century. Most likely used to light up their icons or religious center in their house.
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Kandili, 1900 – 1950, Angela's Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7661. Accessed 10/24/21.