On Wednesday, Mar. 1st, Nicholas Stone, an expert on Islamic art and architecture, presented an illuminating talk on “The Mosque Lamp: A Symbol of Diving Light.” He took the audience through history on the construction and make of the mosque lamp. He discussed Surat-al-Nur’s inspiring words for the lamp’s development and its appearance on lamps and niches that housed the light fixtures. He presented examples from the Mamluk period, Ottoman period, and others. He concluded with a picture of his own design of a mosque lamp he and his wife created for a mosque in Malaysia.
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time: 6:00pm Light Refreshments; 6:30pm Talk
Where: Conference Hall, Main Bldg, American Islamic College