Europe, possibly Venice
Brass engraved and inlaid with silver; 7 1/2 x 7 in. (19.1 x 17.8 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.637)
Both the bulbous profile and assembly of its parts distinguish this European candlestick from its smaller Islamic models. Its surface ornamentationthe scrolling stems, rhomboid knots, quatrefoils, and strapwork panelshowever, is similar to Islamic metalwork, especially the work of Mahmud al-Kurdi.