Candlestick (Sham'dan) with Scenes of Monthly Labors

A work made of brass inlaid with silver, with engraved decoration.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of brass inlaid with silver, with engraved decoration.

Date:

13th century

Artist:

Eastern Turkey

About this artwork

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 50

Artist

Islamic

Title

Candlestick (Sham'dan) with Scenes of Monthly Labors

Origin

Turkey

Date

1201–1300

Medium

Brass inlaid with silver, with engraved decoration

Inscriptions

On socket: animated kufic (undeciphered) On edge of shoulder: naskhi: "to the owner, honor and logevity and praise and sublimeness and piety and benevolence and abunance and generosity and favors and brightness and superior knowledge and fulfillment of life." (translated by Dr. Nihad çetin (Istanbul University), see Esin Atil, "Two Il-Hanid Candlesticks at the University of Michigan." On base: floriated kufic (undeciphered)

Dimensions

19.8 × 19.6 × 19.4 cm (7 13/16 × 7 11/16 × 7 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Russell Tyson

Reference Number

1964.564

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