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Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) with Irises

Object Name:
Water pipe base
Date:
late 17th century
Geography:
India, Deccan, Bidar
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Zinc alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with brass (bidri ware)
Dimensions:
H. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm) Diam. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.221
453243

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