Vintage Indo Persian divination bowl also called Magic or Medicinal bowl. The bowl is hand cast in brass with a raised central boss, everted rim and a low ring foot. It is profusely hand-engraved all over, including on the underside, with talismanic Arabic inscriptions and Quranic verses and prayers. The rim is pierced with a small hole, allowing a suspension cord to be fitted to add engraved brass tags.
Magic bowls were used in Islamic world in the treatments of all kinds of illnesses, including poisoning. Water placed in such bowls was believed to take on curative aspects after having come into contact with the talismanic and Koranic symbols and verses engraved on the bowl. It was then drunk by the afflicted person for relief and cure.
~ Eina Ahluwalia
Approximate Dimensions - 2 inches in height and 6 inches in diameter; Weight: 446 grams approx.
Note : These pieces are available with free shipping within India, we do not ship these internationally. Since most of these items are vintage, they are pre-used, pre-loved and beautifully aged. They may have scratches and scuffs, the plating may have worn off and occasionally some missing parts may have been replaced by the original owners. If you’re a regular collector you know how it is. Eina personally hand picks each item herself so inspite of their imperfections they’re still beautiful as they are. These pieces have been selected as décor pieces and not items of functional use. Please ask us any questions you have and we’ll be happy to answer them for you. We do not offer returns, refunds or exchanges on these items.
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