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Type of object:
Vessel

Accession number: 2005.1123 Inventory number: ZH 01

Object: Vase

Material/technique: Ceramic / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 11th C.

Brief description: Squat melon-shaped ribbed vase of unglazed ceramic with short neck and slightly flared lip; upper and lower halves joined together, six alternating ribs of scroll motifs and undecorated. From Ghazni.

Measurements: H. 7 cm Weight 200 g

Condition: Damaged

Provenance: Afghanistan

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Type of object:
Lighting

Accession number: 2005.1124 Inventory number: ZH 02

Object: Oil lamp

Material/technique: Ceramic / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 11th C.

Brief description: Blue glazed oil lamp on flared pedestal base, round faceted oil-well and long deep wick-holder; round handle and triangular thumb tab. From Ghazni.

Measurements: L. 16 cm W. 6 cm H. 13 cm Weight 260 g

Condition: Badly damaged, glaze flaked off

Provenance: Afghanistan

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Type of object:
Lighting

Accession number: 2005.1125 Inventory number: ZH 03

Object: Oil lamp

Material/technique: Ceramic / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 12th-13th C.

Brief description: Light blue glazed oil lamp on flat base, round oil-well and long deep wick holder, large round handle and pointed thumb tab. From Shar-e-Gholghola, Bamiyan.

Measurements: L. 15.5 cm W. 5.5 cm H. 10 cm Weight 196 g

Condition: Worn, glaze flaked off

Provenance: Bazaar of Bamiyan, 2001

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Type of object:
Clothing

Accession number: 2005.1126 Inventory number: ZH 04

Object: Trousers and shirt (shalwar, kameez)

Material/technique: Cotton, silk / hand-embroidered

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Man’s baggy white cotton trousers and long shirt, shirt front of fine white silk Kandahari embroidery.

Measurements: L. shirt 110 cm

Condition: As new

Provenance: Afghanistan

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Type of object:
Clothing

Accession number: 2005.1127 Inventory number: ZH 05

Object: Vest

Material/technique: Velvet, sequins, glass / hand-embroidered

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Man’s vest of dark red velvet, front embroidered with gold sequins, on either side large floral and leaf motif in blue, white and lavender sequins and large round mirrors; opening and front hem bordered with rows of gold beads and white and blue sequins, plain back. Lined in dark red cotton.

Measurements: L. 46 cm

Condition: As new

Provenance: Afghanistan

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Type of object:
Clothing

Accession number: 2005.1128 Inventory number: ZH 06

Object: Dress and trousers

Material/technique: Satin, cotton, metallic thread, glass / machine-embroidered

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Woman’s dress and trousers of purple satin, wide skirt and sleeves, cuffs and hem with wide band of gold-thread braid and ribbon with fuchsia and chartreuse pompoms; gold-thread medallions with fuchsia pompoms around skirt; bodice of heavy gold-thread embroidery. Thin pale yellow shawl with cursive design of gold and wide band of blue at either end, ends decorated with mirrors and multi-colored cotton tassels.

Measurements: L. 120 cm (dress)

Condition: As new

Provenance: Afghanistan

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Type of object:
Clothing

Accession number: 2005.1129 Inventory number: ZH 07

Object: Dress and trousers

Material/technique: Satin, cotton, metallic thread / machine-embroidered

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Girl’s dress with green satin trousers and red artificial silk dress with wide skirt and sleeves, band of gold-thread embroidery around cuffs and hem, bodice of heavy gold-thread embroidery with scattered dangling pendants. Thin green scarf edged in gold and green tinsel.

Measurements: L. 60 cm (dress)

Condition: Good, scarf faded

Provenance: Afghanistan

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Type of object:
Sculpture

Accession number: 2005.1130 Inventory number: ZH 08

Object: Animal figure

Material/technique: Bronze / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / ?

Brief description: Small round-bellied horse on short legs, with ornate trappings and saddle, short tail. Possibly Indian.

Measurements: L. 12 cm W. 5.5 cm H. 9.5 cm Weight 620 g

Condition: Good, tarnished

Provenance: Bought in Bamiyan in December 2001.

Donated by: Mr. Zemaray Hakimi, Kabul/Bubendorf

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Copyright © - Photo/Text: Stiftung Foundation Bibliotheca Afghanica - Afghanistan Museum, Carla Grissmann, 2005

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