Handa (Cooking Vessel)

Unknown1023 AH/ 1615 AD

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi
New Delhi , India

This object is decorated completely with floral pattern and Persian couplets with a date, which are inscribed around the object. The Persian couplets give out messages for human beings. The date 1023 AH/ 1615 CE is inscribed near the couplets. The date is of Mughal emperor Jahangir’s reign (1605-1627). On the edge (inner portion) and around the neck portion of vessel, the Persian couplets are expressing the resemblance of beauty of the beloved one with the vessel.


  • Title: Handa (Cooking Vessel)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1023 AH/ 1615 AD
  • Location: North India
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 19.4; Dia. (top): 19.8; Dia. (base): 29.4 cm
  • Original Language: Persian
  • Medium: Brass
  • Technique: Casting and Engraving
  • Script: Nastaliq
  • Accession Number: 66.734

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