Mosque Lamp of Amir Ahmad al-Mihmandar

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454

According to its inscription, Ahmad al‑Mihmandar (d. 1332) donated this lamp—probably one of several— to the madrasa that he erected in Cairo in 1324–25. His blazon, a white disk charged with a gold shield against a red bar, appears six times, amid a Qur'anic inscription on the neck (Sura 9:18) and against dense foliage on the underside.

#6699. Mosque Lamps, Part 1



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Mosque Lamp of Amir Ahmad al-Mihmandar, Glass, colorless with brown tinge; blown, folded foot, applied wick holder and handles, enameled and gilded

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