Ewer in the form of a Hamsa (Gander)

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

Ewer in the form of a Hamsa (Gander)

  • Indian, Deccan or Northern India, about 16th century
Northern India or Deccan
Dimensions
Height: 15 3/16 in. (38.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Bronze with layer brass repairs, copper-arsenic paste
Classification
Metalwork
Type
Ewer
Accession Number
37.470
On view
South and Southeast Asia - 176

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