Brass candlesticks

Historical period(s)
Saljuq period, 13th century
Brass, inlaid with silver
H x W: 16.3 x 18 cm (6 7/16 x 7 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Furniture and Furnishing, Metalwork


Iran, Saljuq period (1037 - 1300)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Urdu Encyclopedia of Islam. vol. 1: pp. 597-607, pl. 2.
  • Treasure House of the Middle East. vol. 8, no. 19 Beirut, May 9, 1957. p. 10.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 59, p. 18.
  • Eva Baer. Metalwork in Medieval Islamic Art. Albany. pp. 30-31, fig. 26.
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 15, pp. 111-116.
  • Yuka Kadoi. The Road from China to Iran: A Jade Candlestick in the Art Institute of Chicago. p. 128, fig. 7.
  • Oppi Untracht. Metal Techniques for Craftsmen: A Basic Manual for Craftsmen on the Methods of Forming and Decorating Metals., 1st ed. Garden City. p. 151.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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