Seljuk candle stick


This candle stick from the mid 13th century was made from cast bronze inlaid with silver, height: 20.5cm and diameter 19.5 cm. The writing wishes for good fortunes for it’s owner and is decorated with sphinxes, wolves, griffins, horse riders, musicians and a dancer.

At the top of the candle stick, the kufic inscriptions become human faces.

Currently in the David Collection.

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