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Candlestick

Date:
early 14th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt or Syria
Medium:
Brass; originally engraved and inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
H. 5 15/16 in. (15.1 cm)
Diam. 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm)
Wt. 25.7 oz. (728.7 g)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.524
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic, on three medallions; translation: "Glory and Prosperity permanent and eternal for the great Mamluk".

Translation by Yassir al-Tabba (1978): "May glory and dominion persist and continuance the great lord".

"glory and prosperity and ... and long life [to] the great lord."
Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)
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