MATERIAL: Bronze
TYPE: Artifact
DIMENSIONS: 13 in. tall
ITEM ID: 231
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Bronze Persian Torch Holder with Armenian Inscription

DATE
Year: 1590
Decade: 1590s
Century: 16th (1501-1600)

Safavid Persian Bronze Torch Holder (c. 1600). The brass torch stand is entirely of Islamic design with the unusual feature of having an Armenian inscription on the neck, which says,”To son of Mnatsakan and to them”