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Candlestick Base

Object Name:
Candlestick base
Date:
second half 14th century
Geography:
Egypt or Syria
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Brass; engraved and originally inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
H. 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm) Diam. 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm) Wt. 29.3 oz. (830.734 g)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.599
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic; translation:
-On body: "Of His Excellency, the High, the Amir, the Master, the King."
-In medallions: "Similar inscription."

Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978):
-Stand: "The high excellency, the princely governor, (the servant of) the king."
-Roundel: "The high excellency, the master, the governor ... "
Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
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