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Asian Art

Aquamanile in the Shape of a Goose (Hamsa)

late 17th–18th century

Bronze with engraved and incised decoration

10 1/2 × 12 5/8 × 5 in. (26.6 × 32 × 12.7 cm)
Purchased with a gift from Steven M. Kossak, B.A. 1972, and with Asian Discretionary Funds
2018.128.1
Geography: 
Deccan, India
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
India, Deccan
Period: 
Mughal dynasty (1526–1857)
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Japanese collector; UK collector; Amir Mohtashemi, London, UK; purchased in January 2018 by the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.