A BRONZE LAMP IN IMAM REZA SHRINE MADE IN LAHORE – PRESENTED BY EMPEROR HUMAYOUN TO SHRINE IN 946 AH

A BRONZE LAMP IN IMAM REZA SHRINE MADE IN LAHORE,
PRESENTED BY EMPEROR HUMAYOUN TO SHRINE IN 946 AH
Imam Reza Museum Mashad

One cannot even imagine the relics left in the world and their origin. A lamp presented to the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashad by Emperor Humayoun has a strange history. The date of manufacture is 14th October, 1539 AD. It was made in Lahore and is the earliest design of its type in existence. It is 90 cm high and it was designed by Iskander son of Shukrullah in Lahore, and made by Daud, the Ustad from the Utensils market (pandaian wala bazaar) in Lahore. Strangely this bazaar is even now in existence in Lahore inside Rang Mahal, Lahore. This is very near the Chabuk Sawaran mohalla, where the house of artist M.A. Rahman Chughtai was in existence. Most of the utensils of our house came from the same place and we still have many of them. Very few utensils of that period are left. One other surviving example is an urn gifted to Ali Mardan Khan by Emperor Shah Jahan. We will talk about it too.

An old photo of Imam Reza Shrine
Humayoun in Iran
Brass Mashal made in Lahore
Designer Ibn Shukrullah Lahori

9 thoughts on “A BRONZE LAMP IN IMAM REZA SHRINE MADE IN LAHORE – PRESENTED BY EMPEROR HUMAYOUN TO SHRINE IN 946 AH”

    1. I am Highly Indebted to The Admin Planners of This Website. Indeed have no words How The History is Covered, We also see Post on The Great Artist-Painter Chughtai.
      At 67 years of Age it Gives immense Pleasure to The Honoured People who Preserve History.
      I wish someday i come to Pay my Regards to the Gentleman who is doing such Great Service.
      I often Share The Pictures so People must know that at Least someone in Pakistan cares to Preserve History.

    1. Because hardly any one cares. You can take a horse to a trough of water but you cannot force him to drink.

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