The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Mosque Lamp
  • Mosque Lamp
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • c. 1350 - 1357
  • Colourless glass with straw tinge, many air bubbles and some inclusions, especially to the suspension loops, which are from a distinctly different glass batch to the body and foot and filled with inclusions and bubbles; applied and tooled features; enamelled in blue, red, white, green, yellow and black; gilding.
  • Height: 39.4 cm
    Diameter: 27.8 cm
  • Inscription: the Surat al-Nur (Verse of Light) from the Koran, Sura XXIV, 35, in 'Mamluk Thuluth' 'God is the Light of the heavens and the earth: the likeness of His light is as a niche, wherein which is a lamp'.
  • C512
  • Oriental Armoury
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Beurdeley; comte de Nieuwerkerke, 16 September 1865; Sir Richard Wallace, August 1871.