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Mosque lamp

Mosque lamp

  • Place of origin:

    Syria (probably, made)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etched glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late W. Barclay, Squire

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 70, shelf 6

Physical description

Green glass with slight bluish tinge, applied 3 suspensio rings and foot, shallow kick, large pentil mark. Etched decoration in horiontal bands of scrolls 'lustre-like' decoration and palmettes on shoulder and near foot, alternated with inscriptions supposedly in naksh, though meanings unclear.

Place of Origin

Syria (probably, made)


mid 19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Etched glass

Marks and inscriptions

The letters are OK but the inscription doesn't make sense. Only the larger band of superimposed naskh is apparently Qur`anic, but there are mistakes and strange letters. The inscription on the foot is also nonsense.


Height: 25.0 cm, Width: 15.5 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Mosque lamp, probably Syria, 1820-1880

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Similar piece in Boston Mus. of FA bearing name Yusuf Jurgi and dated 1854 (1270 H.).

Production Note

Same technique as C.674-5-1936, Hebrew inscr.


Glass; Lighting; Religion


Ceramics Collection

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