Candlestick decorated with astrological symbols

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Historical period(s)
late 13th century
Medium
Brass or bronze, inlaid with silver and black filling
Dimensions
H x W x D: 20 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm (7 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1981.27
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Furniture and Furnishing, Metalwork
Type

Candlestick

Keywords
bird, casting, chasing, flower, inlay, kufic script, Lathe work, Mercury, naskh script, Turkey, turning, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Ahuan (Islamic Art Services Limited)

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 19, pp. 148-149.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum