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Museum of Islamic Art
Hegira 675 / AD 1277
According to the inscriptions it carries, which would originally have been inlaid with silver, this lamp was made to be hung in the mausoleum of the Mamluk Sultan al-Zahir Baybars in Damascus. As the construction of the mausoleum was carried out in 1277, it has been suggested that the lamp is of the same date; it is also believed that the lamp was made locally in Damascus.
"Mosque lamp" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;qt;Mus21;23;en
MWNF Working Number: QT 23