Lüsterweibchen, ca. 1510–15
Above you see Lucas Cranach's 'The Elder St. Jerome in his Study', 1526.
I studied it for a while...and wow, haven't I seen that lamp before?
Yeeees, remember the image below?
The lamp is a Lüsterweibchen!
In the late Gothic and Renaissance periods ceiling lights
known as Lüsterweibchen were popular, especially in Germany,
with sculptures on deer antlers, with the ends serving as light branches.
Occasionally the antlers also bore a central carved figure, in the Gothic period
this being the Mother of God or a Saint, and later sculptures
having an allegorical or mythological significance
This so-called Leuchter- or Lüsterweibchen is from the
Peter and Irene Ludwig Collection. It is ssumed to have been
created around 1540 in Northern Switzerland
Lüsterweibchen, ca. 1900
German 19th century wood Lüsterweibchen (Electrification later)
Front and back of a Black Moor Lüsterweibchen