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Name of Object:



Kuwait City, Kuwait

Holding Museum:

Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah

About Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait City

Date of Object:

Hegira late 6th–early 7th century / AD late 12th–early 13th century

Museum Inventory Number:

LNS 82 M


East Iranian World


Bronze candlestick inlaid with copper and silver, with salient rows of ducks and seated lions, and invocations of good wishes to the owner in kufic script. It was raised and fabricated from sheet and worked in repousee, engraved and inlaid.

Citation of this web page:

 "Candlestick" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;kw;Mus21;7;en

MWNF Working Number: KW 07


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