string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1980.19" Candlestick - National Museum of Asian Art
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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 15th-early 16th century
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 26 x 17.1 cm (10 1/4 x 6 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Brass candlestick with base and neck joined together by a threaded post inserted into a ring rising from the candlestick's shoulder. Each section is divided into five horizontal registers decorated with loosely drawn braids and scrolls composed by intertwining stems and split-leaves. The scrolls form five units radiating from a roundel in the widest register of the base. The design has been incised with circular punches used as accents; ring matting appears in the background.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
    Islamic Art (May 9, 1993 to June 3, 1997)
    Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art (September 27, 1985 to November 17, 1986)
    Turkish Art (May 26, 1982 to June 24, 1982)
    Turkish Art (November 1, 1980 to May 25, 1982)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — funds provided by the James Smithson Society
  • Type

    Furniture and Furnishing
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