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MTW 1527
MTW 1527

Pair of lamp stands

MTW 1527

India

15th or 16th century

MTW 1527

Pair of lamp stands

MTW 1527

India

15th or 16th century

copper alloy, cast

112 cm x 30cm

The lamp stands have a bell-shaped base and a shaft with horizontal ribs, surmounted by a nine-spouted lamp with a stylized lotus bud at the centre. They have important features in common with a bronze oil lamp attributed to a workshop in Bengal, presented by the Mughal emperor Akbar to the shrine of Shaykh Mu‘in al-Din Chishti at Ajmer in Rajasthan.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.350, pp.294–5.