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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English.

Name of Object:

Mosque lamp

Location:

Doha, Qatar

Holding Museum:

Museum of Islamic Art

About Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Date of Object:

Hegira 750-766 / AD 1350-1365

Museum Inventory Number:

GL.1

Period / Dynasty

Mamluk

Provenance:

Egypt or Syria

Description:

Mosque lamps are mostly seen with inscriptions from the Qur´an or in dedication to the sultan, but the calligraphy is replaced on this lamp in favour of an unusual knotwork design.

Citation of this web page:

 "Mosque lamp" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;qt;Mus21;14;en

MWNF Working Number: QT 14

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Mamluks


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