Candlestick of cast bronze engraved and inlaid with silver
Eastern Anatolian (Konya?), Turkey, late 13th century
Cast bronze inlaid with silver
Height: 20.4 cm; Diameter: 19.4 cm (base);
Engraved, above roundels, Kufic benedictory
Engraved, around nozzle, cursive inscriptions
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.
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