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Hanging lamp

Made in Egypt, 1300s

EA1972.5

Made to hang in a mosque, the flaring mouth of the lamp is decorated with Verse 24:35, The Light Verse from the Qur’an. The name that appears around the body of the lamp is Mamluk Sultan Muhammad ibn Qala’un who commissioned it.

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