Tripod Candlestick

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 199

The engaging profile on the stem is composed of three distinct superimposed elements, perhaps flower vases or mosque lanterns. This candlestick was made for an affluent Mamluk named Sharaf al-Din 'Abd al-Rahman.

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

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