A Deccani brass Magic Bowl India, 17th Century
Lot 399
A Deccani brass Magic Bowl India, 16th Century
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 5,000 - 6,700
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Deccani brass Magic Bowl
India, 16th Century
of rounded form on a short foot with flaring rim, the interior engraved with inscriptions within a tapering lattice design
18.2 cm. diam.; 9.7 cm. high

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions comprise quotations from the Qu'ran, without any basmalah and ending in the centre with chapter I (al-fatiha).

    For a similarly shaped vessel dated to the 17th Century with inscriptions on both the inside and outside, see Mark Zebrowski, Gold, Silver & Bronze from Mughal India, London 1997, no. 557, p. 340.
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