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Candlestick Base

Object Name:
Candlestick base
Date:
first half 14th century
Geography:
Egypt or Syria
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
H. 10 in. (25.4 cm) Diam. (bottom of base) 14 1/8 in. (35.9 cm) Diam. (rim of base) 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.526
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic; translation:
-On body: "Glory to our lord, the Sultan, the King, the Wise, the Master, the Leonine, the Fighter for the Faith, the Warden of Islam, be His Triumph magnified";
-In medallions: the same inscription as above;
-In center of medallions: "Glory to our Lord the Sultan".

Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978):
-Body: "Glory to our lord, the sultan, the king, the learned, the governor, the conqueror, the fighter for the faith, the defender of the outposts, may his victory be glorious";
-Body, two medallions: "Glory to our lord, the sultan, the king, the learned, the governor, the conqueror, the fighter for the faith, the defender of the outposts";
-Center of medallions: "Glory to our lord the sultan".
Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
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