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Name of Object:

Mace (buzogan)

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Date of Object:

Hegira 9th century / AD 15th century

Museum Inventory Number:

HJRK_C_61

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Ivory, brown and black wood, brass pins

Period / Dynasty

Mamluk

Provenance:

Egypt?

Description:

This ceremonial mace was embellished with star and flower inlays, a technique popular in Egypt, Persia and India. The decoration consists of tiny pieces of ivory, brown and black wood and brass sticks. A piece of ivory foms the end of the handle. Since antiquity, ceremonial maces have served as the insignia of noble Orientals.

Citation of this web page:

 "Mace (buzogan)" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus22;17;en

MWNF Working Number: AT2 17

RELATED CONTENT

 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Mamluks


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MWNF Galleries

Ivory

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