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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt
Title: Mosque Lamp
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1329
Creation End Date: 1335
Creation Date: ca. 1329?1335
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Brownish glass, free-blown, applied, enameled, and gilded; tooled on the pontil; blue, grayish blue, red, white, yellow, and pink enamels; orange-yellow and green stains; and gold
Dimensions: H. 14 in. (35.6 cm), Diam. 9 3/8 in. (23.9 cm)
Inscriptions: Inscription (in naskhi script, tending toward a thuluth calligraphic style): on body, "That which was made for his excellency, the exalted, and lord, and royal, the well-served Sayf al-Din Qawsun, the Cupbearer of al-Malik al-Nasir"; on neck (sura 24 [Sur
Description: This lamp was made for Sayf al-Din Qawsun, an emir of the sultan Nasir ibn Qala'un (r. 1293?1341) . The cup, emblem of Qawsun's service as Cupbearer, appears six times on the lamp. The foot bears the signature of cAli ibn Muhammad al-Barmaki, the only known artist associated with Mamluk gilded and enameled vessels.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 17.190.991
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.17.190.991
AMICA Library Year: 2002
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Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved
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