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Mosque lamp

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Art And Craft



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Interior Design


Date Created: 19. Jahrhundert

Location: Iran

Medium: Copper, beaten out, soldered, engraved / chiselled, pierced

Inv. no.: I. 7925

ISIL no.: DE-MUS-814517

Copyrights: Photo © Museum für Islamische Kunst der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Christian Krug

Collection: Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz


Driven and soldered copper poles with engraved / chased and openwork decoration. The large lamp consists of three parts: the vase-shaped body with flared neck, a flat-arched attachment and a bell-shaped pendant with profiled shaft. The transition from the stomach to the neck is marked by two profiles. At the edge of the neck, three birds were soldered. On them chains are attached, which are connected together with three other chains with the essay. The tower itself is a ring, which is intended for hanging on the ceiling. The body is closed down with the trailer.

The actual lamp body is open worked in a lotus tendril decoration. In between, three rows of medallions are engraved on the neck and round lamp body. They show portraits of men in a frame of tendril. The breakthrough works illuminate the space in the style of the decoration and thus give it a special character.


Type of Work: Lamp

Artist: Unknown