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mosque-lamp

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1875,0717.1

  • Description

    Mosque-lamp. Made of gilded, enamelled glass.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1300-1340 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 27 centimetres
    • Diameter: 25 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Inscribed with the 'Light' verse (Qur'an 24:35). On discs applied to the handles it states, 'this was made for the mausoleum al-Salhibiyya al-Taqiyya'. This may refer to the Coptic zizier Taqi al-Din (d.1316).

  • Bibliography

    • Tait 1991 167 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G34/dc19/no3

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1875

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    1875,0717.1

Mosque-lamp. Made of gilded, enamelled glass.

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