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Aquamanile in the Shape of a Goose (Hamsa)

late 17th–18th century

Bronze with engraved and incised decoration

10 1/2 x 12 5/8 x 5 in. (26.6 x 32 x 12.7 cm)
Purchased with a gift from Steven M. Kossak, B.A. 1972, and with Asian Discretionary Funds
India, Deccan
Mughal dynasty
Containers - Metal
On view

Mohtashemi bought the ewer from a UK dealer in January 2012 who stated that he had purchased this ewer in Japan. Amir has agreed to ask for further documentation and will be meeting with the dealer in question on the 22nd of this month.


“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” (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.