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Abkhora (water bowl) with lid Abkhora (water bowl) with lid

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National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

The Persian word, ‘abkhora’, originates from ‘khora’ (bowl) and ‘aab’ (water), which means bowl for drinking water. It is believed that the water contained in this has healing powers. Such bowls are fully inscribed with verses from Holy Qur’an inside. The abkhoras are beautiful examples of Bidri work of Deccan, which belongs to 18th-19th CE

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  • Title: Abkhora (water bowl) with lid Abkhora (water bowl) with lid
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Late 19th century
  • Location: Hyderabad
  • Physical Dimensions: L:10.0; W:14.7 cm
  • Original Language: Arabic
  • Medium: Silver
  • Technique: Bidri Casting and Inlay work
  • Script: Naskh
  • Accession Number: 56.160/7(a-b)

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