Metal bands welded together to hold burning pine tapers from Novgorod, Russia.
Taber Holder -Russian, Светец Лучины [Svetets Luchiny]/// Belarusian, Светец Лучыны [Svyetyets Luchyny]/// Bulgarian, Svetets Luchyny/// Polish, Svetets Luchyny/// Czech, Svetets Luchyny/// Slovak, Svetets Luchyny/// Serbian, Свететс Луцхыны [Svetets Luchyny]/// Croatian, Svetets Luchyny/// Macedonian, Svetets Luchyny

3 arm taber holder illustrated by Artsikhovskii (1969:264).

Six arm taber holder from a wealthy household during the 14th to 15th century; illustrated by Dubrovin (2004:Plate 2.4).

A modern reconstruction of metal bands welded together to hold 3 pine tapers based on an example from Novgorod, Russia.

19th century example of a taper holder in the Russian Ethnographic Museum in Moscow, Russia.

19th century example of a taper holder in the Russian Ethnographic Museum in Moscow, Russia.


19th century example of a taper holder in the Russian Ethnograhic Museum in Moscow, Russia.


Artsikhovskii, Artemii Vladimirovich
1969 Ocherki russkoi kul'tury xiii - xv vekov. Moscow, Izd-vo Moskovskogo Universiteta. [in Russian]

Dubrovin, G. E.
2004 Archaeological analysis on Nikitinskii in 2003.
Novgorod and Novgorod Region History and Archaeology 18:13-18. [in Russian]
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