In Ottoman Damascus many Mamluk designs were still retained. This tile is a case in point. Mamluk examples of paired candlesticks are well known, such as a carved marble panel from Cairo formerly in the Badriyya Madrasa (Atil, Esin: Renaissance of Islam, Washington D.C., 1981, no.111, pp.218-9). There the candlesticks have a pronounced Mamluk form. Another Damascus tiled panel with similar candlesticks and imitation marble stonework is in the Darvishiya Mosque, Damascus, dating from 1574-5 AD (Islamic Art II, Genoa and New York, 1987, col.pl.XIII).