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Ewer in the form of a Hamsa (Gander)

about 16th century


Dimensions

Height: 15 3/16 in. (38.5 cm)

Accession Number

37.470

Medium or Technique

Bronze with layer brass repairs, copper-arsenic paste

On View

Southeast Asian Art Gallery (Gallery 176)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork

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