Syria or northwest Iran / Candlestick / mid-13th to mid-14th CenturySyria or northwest Iran
mid-13th to mid-14th Century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Name-CRT: Syria or northwest Iran
Title: Candlestick
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1250
Creation End Date: 1350
Creation Date: mid-13th to mid-14th Century
Creation Place: Syria or northwest Iran
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Metalwork
Materials and Techniques: brass inlaid with silver
Dimensions: Overall: 24.4cm, Diameter of base: 21.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1951.539
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Context: Decoration completely covers the surface of this candlestick. Large roundels containing birds surrounding rosettes are linked by small roundels enclosing swastikas. Swastikas also form the background ornament. These ancient motifs are thought to have been sun symbols.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1951.539
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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