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Candlestick with Repeating Seated Figure, Inscription, and Flowers

Object Name:
Candlestick
Date:
second half 14th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iran or Central Asia
Medium:
Brass; cast, engraved, and originally inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm) W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.584
Not on view
Inscription: In medallions, in Arabic: "The Wise" repeated several times:

Top in thuluth script:
العالم العلا العالم
repeated three times.

On middle register in thuluth script:
العالم العلا العالم
repeated six times.

A.Ghouchani
Edward C. Moore (American, New York 1827–1891 New York), New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
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