Art/ Collection/ Art Object


17th–18th century
Attributed to Northern India
H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) W. 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm) D. 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm) Wt. 10.5 oz. (297.7 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Ruth and Leopold Blumka, 1971
Accession Number:
Not on view
Ruth and Leopold Blumka, New York (until 1971; gifted to MMA)
"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 131, pp. 306-307, ill. p. 307 (b/w).

Related Objects

Finial in the Form of a Parrot

Date: 17th–18th century Medium: Brass Accession: 19.135.3 On view in:Not on view

Footed Bowl and Plate

Date: first half 18th century Medium: Glass, opalescent white; blown, bowl with applied stem and blown applied foot, fired silver and gold decoration Accession: 2000.490a, b On view in:Gallery 463

"Rosette Bearing the Names and Titles of Shah Jahan", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Date: recto: ca. 1645; verso: ca. 1630–40 Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Accession: On view in:Gallery 450

Dagger with Hilt in the Form of a Blue Bull (Nilgai)

Date: ca. 1640 Medium: Hilt: Nephrite Blade: Watered steel Accession: 1985.58a, b On view in:Gallery 463

Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) with Irises

Date: late 17th century Medium: Zinc alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with brass (bidri ware) Accession: 1984.221 On view in:Not on view