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Penned in bold thuluth, the inscription on this candlestick praises an unnamed amir, or prince: "His Excellency, the generous, the exalted, the just; the great prince, the conqueror, the fighter of the faith." The strong vertical shafts of the letters create a sense of presence, demonstrating the suitability of this elegant script for inlaid metal objects.
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