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Mosque Lamp

Object Name:
Mosque lamp
Date:
11th–12th century
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3. cm.) Diam. at rim 7 in. (17.9 cm.)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1910
Accession Number:
10.5.10
Not on view
Inscription: In Arabic, repeated on the shoulder of the lamp, 'al-mulk lillah', 'the dominion is God's'.
Mary Ann Ogden Avery, New York (until 1910; gifted to MMA)
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