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Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Shiraz (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800-1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt copper bowl for a waterpipe with a carved wooden stem

  • Museum number:

    455-1888

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bowl held burning charcoal and tobacco, and was set on top of the base, which held the water. The chains were attached to a cap that was used to moderate the fire. On one side is a portrait of a young Iranian man in an astrakhan hat. On the other is a portrait of a young European woman.

Physical description

Gilt copper bowl for a waterpipe with two medallions depicting Iranian women, carved wooden stem

Place of Origin

Shiraz (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1800-1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt copper bowl for a waterpipe with a carved wooden stem

Dimensions

Diameter: 10.4 cm stand, Height: 19.5 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Bowl for a kalian (water-pipe), enamelled gilt-copper, Iran (possibly Shiraz), Qajar period, 1800-30

Labels and date

Bowl of Water-pipe
Iran, possibly Shiraz
1800-30

This bowl held burning charcoal and tobacco, and was set on top of the base, which held the water. The chains were attached to a cap that was used to moderate the fire. On one side is a portrait of a young Iranian man in an astrakhan hat. On the other is a portrait of a young European woman.

Gilt copper with enamelling, carved stone, iron chains

Museum no. 455-1888 [Jameel Gallery]

Materials

Copper; Wood

Techniques

Carving; Gilding; Casting

Categories

Islam; Metalwork; Containers

Collection

Middle East Section

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