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Bronze Oil Lamp Stand - AMD.131
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 1300 AD
Dimensions: 24" (61.0cm) high x 11" (27.9cm) wide
Collection: Islamic Art
Medium: Bronze

Additional Information: AS

Location: UAE
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This lampstand is constructed in three interlocking sections, consisting of a domed tripod base with interlace supported on decorative legs. It has a central shaft heavily decorated with intricate designs, with a pierced globular bulb at each end, surmounted by a flat tray everted at the rim. The entire lampstand is heavily decorated with abstracts, vegetal, animal and calligraphic motifs.

Lampstands of this kind find their genesis in earlier Byzantine examples, but like so many Coptic inspired metalworks, their beauty and ornament has been amplified under the aegis of Central Asian artistic innovation.

Whilst early Central Asian lampstands were made of ceramics, consisting of a flat base and scant decoration, later examples such as this lampstand are indicative of the technical and stylistic zenith of Central Asian metalwork traditions. Distinctly, elements of this region like the hexagonal shaft and tripod base occur in the finest examples.

This lampstand is a fine example of finely decorated objects of this period and region. - (AMD.131)


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