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Candlestick

Date:
first half 14th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt or Syria
Medium:
Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.562
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic; translation:
-On neck: "Glory, Triumph, Prosperity, Generosity, Munificence, and Favors";
-On body: "Made for His Excellency, the High, the Mamluk, the great Amir, the Leonine, the Fighter for the Faith, the Warden of Islam, the Glorious, the God-aided, the Wise, the Victorious";
-The following name has been added later: "King Ali ... ".

Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978):
-Body: "The high excellency, the lord, the great prince, the warrior, the fighter for the faith, the warrior, the defender of the outposts, the helper, the treasurer, the wise, the aider to victory";
-Upper inscription: "Glory, victory, prosperity, generosity, generosity, glory, and virtues".
Edward C. Moore (American, New York 1827–1891 New York), New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
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