Hookah stem and base, broken into two pieces. The stem is made of wood and plated with metal with designs cut out of it to show the wood underneath. The water jar is egg-shaped and is also plated in metal. There are signs of resin and also a small sample of hair attached. The bottom of the vase is made of heavy stone and connects to the base. The base is made of brass and in the style of a pedestal. It is slightly conical with a wide bottom.

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