Lamp (mosque), made of blue, white painted and glazed pottery. The lamp has a bulbous body with a flattened shoulder, three small suspension handles and a tall flaring neck, standing on a high profiled foot. It is painted in shades of cobalt blue with three oblong lobed cartouches with naïve naskhi inscriptions each reading Allh, Muhammad, >Al set against an arabesque of spiralling tendrils on a brushed cobalt ground. Each cartouche has a blue line border with plaited ends and is set in a larger white cartouche with small split-palmettes on a lightly dotted ground. The handles, which separate the cartouches, are flanked by asymetrical cloud bands on a reserve cobalt ground. The lower body has a continuous reserve band of cloud scrolls alternating with flowerheads. The foot has a reserve band of interlaced split-palmettes above a cable band; a further reserve band of split-palmettes features at the shoulder. The neck with three eight-lobed cartouches with barely legible naskhi inscriptions reserve against spiralling foliage alternating with smaller lobed cartouches joined by knot medallions. The underside of the foot and base with a reticulated medallion within a dart border. Label: 5. Three metal suspension cables with pierced spherical beads, of 19th century manufacture.
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- pottery, metal
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- Exhibition History
2016 5 year loan PROMISED
Museum of Islamic Arts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22/11/07 (long-term loan)
2004 7 Jan-7 Apr, Kuala Lumpur, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, 'Mightier than the Sword'
2003 22 Mar-25 May, University of Melbourne, Ian Potter Museum of Art, 'Mightier than the Sword'
- painted, glazed
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