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Mosque lamp

Date:
14th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt or Syria
Medium:
Glass, colorless with brownish tinge; free blown; enameled with red, blue, white, yellow, and green; gilded; six loops for suspension and foot attached.
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/16 in. (28.1 cm)
Max. Dia. 7 5/16 (18.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.992
Not on view
Inscription: Translation of Arabic inscription by N. Martinovitch: on body: The Wise (repeated twelve times)
J. Pierpont Morgan (American), New York (until d. 1913; his estate 1913–17; gifted to MMA)
Lexington, KY. International Museum of the Horse. "Gift from the Desert," June 1, 2010–October 15, 2010.

Wypyski, Mark. Metropolitan Museum Studies in Art, Science, and Technology. vol. 1. New York, 2010. pp. 116, 122-3.

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