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Mosque lamp

Mosque lamp

  • Place of origin:

    Syria (probably, made)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etched glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the late W. Barclay, Squire

  • Museum number:

    C.58-1927

  • 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)

Date

mid 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

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.
Decoration

Dimensions

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.

Categories

Glass; Lighting; Religion

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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