India, Mughal Dynasty (1526-1756) / Huqqa Bottle / 17th centuryIndia, Mughal Dynasty (1526-1756)
Huqqa Bottle
17th century

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Creator Nationality: India, Mughal Dynasty (1526-1756)
Creator Name-CRT: India, Mughal Dynasty (1526-1756)
Title: Huqqa Bottle
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1600
Creation End Date: 1700
Creation Date: 17th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Glass
Materials and Techniques: glass
Dimensions: Overall: 17cm

in Farsi, on body:

Translation of inscription:

Even if live charcoal is placed on its head

The hookah, a teacher of etiquette,

will not respond unless drawn upon;

Thus one can learn from its manners of refinement.

in Farsi, on shoulder:

Translation of inscription:

In the name of Allah the clement and merciful is the key to the wise treasure.

AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1969.287
Credit Line: The Norweb Collection
AMICA ID: CMA_.1969.287
AMICA Library Year: 2001
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