narghile

Water pipe, narghile, consisting of a water-vessel, two stems and a bowl. The water vessel is fromed from a polished coconut shell with scallop-edged brass mounts. It has a hole at the bottom and a short, cylindrical protrusion to one side. The bowl is made of burnished clay and has a plate shaped like petals, with bands of incised decoration including flower motifs. The rim of the bowl has diagonal incised lines. Both of the stems are decorated in black on a yellow ground with figures of animals, including bulls, foxes and rabbits, as well as trees and human figures on horseback. One of the stems is long and cylindrical with a shaped end. The other stem has been turned and has a tapering mouthpiece. The stem also has black striped decoration.
label: yellow with black type

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