On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454

In the medallions decorating this candlestick sits a ruler on a lion‑throne with harpies and attendants, and figures holding a crescent personifying the Moon. Arabic inscriptions around the base and neck wish the owner well and list his princely titles, reinforcing the themes of royal authority and prosperity conveyed in the imagery.

Candlestick, Brass; inlaid with silver, gold, and black compound

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