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Candlestick

Date:
first half 14th century
Geography:
Egypt or Syria
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Brass; engraved and inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
H. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm) W. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.583a, b
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Arabic, on larger panels; translation (on neck): "Glory to our Lord, the Sultan, the King, the Victorious (NASir), the Wise, the Master, the Leonine, MuHammad ibn (son of) QalawUn"; (in medallions): "The Kind NASir"; (on body): "Glory to our Lord, the greatest Sultan, the powerful King of the tribes, the Sultan of Sultans of ARabs and Persians, the Wise".

    Translations by Yassir al-Tabba (1978):
    -top: "Glory to our lord, the sultan, al-Malik al-NASir, the wise, the governor, the conqueror, MuHammad ibn QalawUn";
    -shoulder: "Glory, victory, prosperity, wealth, generosity, glory, virtues, generosity, forbearance, knowledge... ";
    -4 cartouches: "Glory to our lord, the greatest sultan... the sultan of the sultans of Arabs and non-Arabs, the wise".

  • Provenance

    Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)

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