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Hegira 8th century / AD 14th century, Mamluk
Marble engraved in high relief
Museum of Islamic Art
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This example of Mamluk-period marble engraving depicts a mosque lantern (mishkah), two candlesticks and an inscription saying 'God is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth'. Such marblework bears witness to the skill of the craftsmen in that era.