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Name of Object:

Candlestick

Location:

Los Angeles, United States of America

Holding Museum:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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Date of Object:

Hegira c. 742–746 / AD c. 1342–46

Museum Inventory Number:

M.2002.1.6

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Brass, originally inlaid with silver and gold

Dimensions:

40.01 x 36.20 cm

Period / Dynasty

Mamluk

Provenance:

Egypt or Syria

Description:

Bold calligraphic bands of thuluth became the main decorative element on Mamluk metalwork in the 8th/14th century, as is evident on this brass candlestick once inlaid with silver and gold, which is circumscribed by a prominent inscriptional band divided into two sections by a pair of large medallions bearing a smaller radial inscription. The inscribed texts supply the name and titles of the Mamluk sultan al-Salih ‘Imad al-Din Isma‘il (r. AH 743–746 / AD 1342–45).

Citation of this web page:

 "Candlestick" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus21;20;en

MWNF Working Number: US1 20

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