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16th century
Italian, probably Venice
Brass, inlaid with silver
7 1/2 x 7 in. (19.1 x 17.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Both the bulbous profile and assembly of its parts distinguish this European candlestick from its smaller Islamic models. Its surface ornamentation—the scrolling stems, rhomboid knots, quatrefoils, and strapwork panels—however, is similar to Islamic metalwork, especially the work of Mahmud al-Kurdi.
J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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