Base for a Water Pipe (Huqqa) Maker: Unknown

17th century

Asian Art

Not on view

The use of tobacco originated in South and Central America and spread to the Middle East and India by the late sixteenth century. This base once supported tubing that cooled tobacco and other substances prior to smoking.


Stonepaste with pigment under clear glaze


12 11/16 × 8 in. (32.26 × 20.32 cm)

Credit Line

Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore

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Safavid dynasty (1501–1722)


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Asia Institute, New York; Mrs. William H. Moore (Ada Small Moore) (1858–1955) New York; gift in 1951 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Arthur Lane, Later Islamic Pottery: Persia, Syria, Egypt, Turkey (London: Faber and Faber, 1957), no. 57A, 8A&B
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