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A Mughal repousse silver hukka

Unknown Maker19th century

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography

The base of the hukka features various birds within oval reserves surrounded by stylised flowers, and is topped by a large sculpted peacock with three smaller peacock supports, in turn supporting the covered bowl on an elongated stem, topped with a bird form finial. From the base also extends a long, floral, spiral decorated mouth piece to the side.

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  • Title: A Mughal repousse silver hukka
  • Creator: Unknown Maker
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Location: North India, likely Kutch, Gujarat
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall H. 70 cm, Diameter at base 17.5 cm
  • Type: Bronze and metal work
  • Medium: Silver
  • Department: Textiles, Craft & Design

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