Description This lamp-holder was originally suspended horizontally by chains and fitted with six glass lamps. Although quite common in other parts of the medieval Islamic world, lighting devices of this type were rare in Iran, where rooms were lit primarily by standing lamps.
The silver and copper inlays were tarnished and oxidized. The inlays were cleaned using acetone followed by an eraser. The cleaned inlays were degreased and coated to prevent tarnishing and the need for polishing.
|9/12/2016||Treatment||Cleaned for exhibition|
|9/29/2016||Examination||Cleaned for exhibition|
- The Arts of Islam. Hayward Gallery, London. 1976.
Provenance Joseph Brummer Sale, New York, May 11, 1949, Part II, lot 124; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Translation] Glory, prosperity, wealth... well-being, happiness... perpetuity and long life to its owner.
Credit Museum purchase, 1949
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