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Ewer in the form of a Hamsa (Gander)

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Inscription

A casually inscribed note incised into the bottom of the ewer has been read by Mark Zebrowski as "Sultan Bakcham Salman, glorious in his splendor."

Provenance

1937, sold by Brummer Gallery, New York, to the MFA. (Accession date: June 3, 1937)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Indian, Deccan or Northern India, about 16th century

Object Place

Northern India or Deccan

Accession Number

37.470

Medium or Technique

Bronze with layer brass repairs, copper-arsenic paste

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork