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Spittoon in Double Bell Design

Object Name:
Spittoon
Date:
late 18th–early 19th century
Geography:
India
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Zinc and copper alloy; cast, engraved, inlaid with silver (bidri ware)
Dimensions:
H. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm) Diam. (base) 4 7/16 in. (11.2 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert W. and Lockwood De Forest, 1919
Accession Number:
19.135.39
Not on view
Inscription: In Persian; under side of the base: traces of inscription can be seen (M.N. Gandhi, August 1970).
Robert W. and Lockwood De Forest, New York (until 1919; gifted to MMA)
"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 134, pp. 312-313, ill. p. 313 (b/w).



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