A HIGHLY IMPORTANT MAMLUK ARMORIAL CANDLESTICK MADE FOR SAYF AL-DIN QUSHTUMUR, MAJOR-DOMO OF TUQUZTAMUR AL-HAMAWI, MAMLUK VICEROY OF EGYPT (1340-1) AND SYRIA (1342-5) AND FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF RUDOLF, GRAF VON HOYOS-SPRINZENSTEIN (1821-1896) IN VIENNA A MAMLUK SILVER- AND COPPER-INLAID BRASS CANDLESTICK, EGYPT OR SYRIA, 1340-5
Persian (Artist) PERIOD 14th century MEDIUM brass, silver, gold (Metal) ACCESSION NUMBER 54.516 MEASUREMENTS H: 3 7/16 x Diam: 3 11/16 in. (8.8 x 9.4 cm) GEOGRAPHIES Fars, Iran (?) (Place of Origin) This round box has a dome-shaped cover attached with chains on two sides, fastening in the front. Around the body is a broad band containing a thuluth inscription of blessings for the sultan. Persian verses decorate the cover along with arabesque patterns.