Candlestick

Candlestick

1250-1350

Sheet brass inlaid with silver

Overall: 24.4 cm (9 5/8 in.); Diameter of base: 21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1951.539

Description

The extensive decoration is arranged in bands with roundels displaying birds in flight and foliate scrolls on a background of hexagonal swastikas. These ancient motifs are thought to have been sun symbols.

See also
Collection: 
Islamic Art
Department: 
Islamic Art
Type of artwork: 
Metalwork

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