Archive Item: The Lamp of Haci Bayram Veli
Akkoyounlu, Anatolia, circa 1470 A.D.
Of brass repoussĂ© with engraved floral and foliate motifs surrounding calligraphic cartouches and medallions, the motifs decorated with silver and niello
Height: 101 cm
Dedicated to the waqf of the tomb of Bayram Baba Veli, and bearing the name of Uzun Hasan, leader of the Akkoynlu (White Sheep) Turkoman confederation of eastern Anatolia and ruler of most of Iran from 1469 until his death in 1478.
Parish-Watson Collection, U.S.A., early twentieth century
Rabenou Collection, U.S.A.
A.U. Pope, A Survey of Persian Art, Oxford, 1939, p.2510, plate 1374
A.S. Melikian-Chirvani, 'The Lights of Sufi Shrines', Islamic Art, II, 1987, pp.117-147, plates VI & VII
E. Grube, 'Notes on the Decorative Arts of the Timurid Period II', Islamic Art, III, 1998-89, p.176
M. Rogers in J. A. Levinson, ed., 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration, Yale, 1992, p.192, no. 79
SOLD, ON BEHALF OF THE RABENOU CHARITABLE SETTLEMENT, TO THE DAVID COLLECTION, COPENHAGEN