Mosque Lamp

Colourless glass with straw tinge, many air bubbles and some inclusions, especially to the suspension loops, which are from a distinctly different glass batch to the body and foot and filled with inclusions and bubbles; applied and tooled features; enamelled in blue, red, white, green, yellow and black; gilding. | c. 1350 - 1357

Unknown Artist / Maker

This mosque lamp is one of some twenty that bear the blazon of the Great Amir Sayf al-Dīn Shaykhü al-‘Umarī, one of the most powerful Mamluk amirs of the Islamic world in the mid-14th century. Probably commissioned in his honour, the lamp depicts his...
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