Mosque Lamp

Egyptian
Mamluk
Early 1320s


Object Place: Cairo, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 27.5 x 20cm (10 13/16 x 7 7/8in.)

Accession Number

37.614

Medium or Technique

Glass with gold and enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Glass

Inscription

Arabic inscriptions in thuluth script. On neck, Quran 24:35 (the Verse of Light); on body, name of Karim al-Din (retired in 723 AH, 1323 AD). Translation: "This is one of the objects that has been made for the blessed monastery-fortress constructed by the Servant longing for God, His High Excellency Karim al-Din. May [God make] eternal [his glory]."

Provenance

1937, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, Topsfield, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 14, 1937)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes