- Museum number
Bronze candle-stick; decorated with silver inlays depicting male human figures with inscriptions. The main design consists of a frieze of dancing figures with clasped hands, appearing between roundels containing polo players and hunters.
- Production date
Diameter: 14.50 centimetres (above)
Diameter: 19.30 centimetres (below)
Height: 10.80 centimetres
Height: 4.50 inches
- Curator's comments
- Decorated with images of men enjoying princely pastimes, this candlestick would probably have provided light in a palatial context at the Mamluk courts in Egypt and Syria. The main design consists of a frieze of dancing figures with clasped hands, appearing between roundels containing polo players and hunters.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2012 - 2013 7 Aug - 27 Jan, BM, 'Fair Play: Heroes, Athletes & Princes in Islamic Art'
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number