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Candlestick

Date:
16th century
Culture:
Italian, probably Venice
Medium:
Brass, inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
7 1/2 x 7 in. (19.1 x 17.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Brass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.637
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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