Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) with Poetry and Flowers

Object Name: Water pipe base
Date: early 18th century
Geography: India, Deccan
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Zinc alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with silver and brass (bidri ware)
Dimensions: H. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm) Diam. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification: Metal
Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of Islamic Art Gifts, 2003
Accession Number: 2003.271

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