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Covered Bowl in the Shape of a Leaf
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Covered Bowl in the Shape of a Leaf


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Description This delicate bowl resembles a fruit or perhaps a mango leaf, and may have been used to serve wine or food in the courts of India's ruling elite. Similar vessels are known from Mughal northern India, but none has two parts like this one. The lid may be a later addition.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
17th-18th century (Early Modern)
Medium
nephrite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.270
Measurements
2 15/16 x 5 7/8 in. (7.46 x 14.92 cm)
Geographies
  • India (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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