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Candlestick Base

Object Name:
Candlestick base
Date:
first half 14th century
Geography:
Egypt
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Brass with silver inlay
Dimensions:
H. 8 5/16 in. (21.1 cm) Max. Diam. (irregular) 13 3/16 in. (33.4 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.40
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic, band on horizontal section in Naskhi script, band on v-shaped molding of horizontal section, in Naskhi script, central register in large Thulth script, inscription (radiating) in roundels (see cat. card for transcriptions).

Free translation of the central register in Thulth: "Glory to our lord, Sultan al-Malik al-Nasir, the learned, the devout servant of God, the doer, the warrior champion, the comatant, the one supported, and made victorious by God, the guardian and protector of the state and Islam, Muhammad ibn Qalawun". (See Refs. Kevorkian)
Hagop Kevorkian, New York (until d. 1962); Kevorkian Foundation, New York (1962–70; its sale, Sotheby's, London,December 8, 1970, no. 76, to MMA)
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