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Name of Object:

Mosque lamp

Location:

Doha, Qatar

Holding Museum:

Museum of Islamic Art

About Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Date of Object:

Hegira 750-766 / AD 1350-1365

Museum Inventory Number:

GL.1

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Glass, Enamel, Gold; Gilding, Enameling, Blown-glass

Dimensions:

Height: 31cm

Period / Dynasty:

Mamluk

Provenance:

Egypt or Syria

Description:

Mosque lamps are mostly seen with inscriptions from the Qur´an or in dedication to the sultan, but the calligraphy is replaced on this lamp in favour of an unusual knotwork design.

Selected bibliography:

Al Khemir, Sabiha, From Cordoba To Samarqand, Masterpieces from the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Milan: Musée du Louvre Editions, 2006.
Carboni, Stefano, Mamluk Enamelled and Gilded Glass in the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar: The Islamic Art Society of London, 2003.

Citation of this web page:

 "Mosque lamp" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://islamicart.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;qt;Mus21;14;en

MWNF Working Number: QT 14

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