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Candlestick of cast bronze engraved and inlaid with silver
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Candlestick of cast bronze engraved and inlaid with silver


Eastern Anatolian (Konya?), Turkey, late 13th century

Cast bronze inlaid with silver

Diameter: 19.4 cm (base); Height: 20.4 cm;

Engraved, above roundels, Kufic benedictory inscriptions
Engraved, around nozzle, cursive inscriptions

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Gambier-Parry, Mark; bequest; 1966

About this work
This is a particularly fine example of a type of cast candlestick produced in relatively large numbers in Turkey. Four roundels showing enthronement scenes are overlaid onto a pattern which includes bands of stylized inscriptions. (Permanent collection label)

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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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