Cast Iron divination bowl also called Magic Medicinal bowl. The inner surface is decorated with talismanic Arabic inscriptions and Qur'anic verses and prayers. Magic bowls were used in the Islamic world in the treatment 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. This bowl is entirely highlighted in gold on cast iron, but I’m not sure of the process of its application. It is in excellent condition.
~ Eina Ahluwalia
Approximate Dimensions - 2.5 inches in height and 8 inches in diameter; Weight: 1.75 kgs approx.
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