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Type of object:
Vessel

Accession number: 2007.1409 Inventory number: Misc. 171

Object: Jug

Material/technique: Metal / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 19th C.

Brief description: Metal jug, long slender neck, crescent-shaped mouth, long vertical spout tapering at a right-angle and ending in a small diamond-shaped opening. Surface overall covered in narrow bands of shallow incised geometric patterns, teardrop motif on either side with floral motif, flared base.

Measurements: Dia. of bowl 19 cm H. 39 cm Weight 1270 g

Condition: Worn

Donated by: Unknown

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Type of object:
Vessel

Accession number: 2007.1410 Inventory number: Misc. 172

Object: Lower part of a water pipe

Material/technique: Metal / hand-cast

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 19th C.

Brief description: Lower metal part of a water pipe, narrow neck and bulbous body, surface with overall bands of lightly incised leaf and geometric designs.

Measurements: Dia. of body 12.5 cm H. 18.5 cm Weight 1000 g

Condition: Good

Donated by: Unknown

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Type of object:
Vessel

Accession number: 2007.1411 Inventory number: Misc. 173

Object: Plate

Material/technique: Metal / hand-cast

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Round shallow plate, ornate floral and leaf motif in center, cursive leaf motif around inside upper rim.

Measurements: Dia. 24 cm H. 4 cm Weight 740 g

Condition: Worn

Donated by: Unknown

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Type of object:
Lighting

Accession number: 2007.1412 Inventory number: Misc. 174

Object: Candlestick

Material/technique: Metal / hand-cast

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 12th C.

Brief description: Upper section of a candlestick, with flared lip, bulbous body with band of stylized Kufic calligraphy around body, flared base with cut-out for attaching.

Measurements: Dia. of mouth 6 cm H. 7.5 cm Weight 170 g

Condition: Worn

Donated by: Unknown

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Type of object:
Weaponry

Accession number: 2007.1413 Inventory number: Misc. 175

Object: Walking stick with a sword blade

Material/technique: Metal, wood, leather / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Long tapering walking stick with round bulbous handle and leather strap, encasing ribbed sword blade with sharp point.

Measurements: L. total 92.5 cm (sheath 85 cm; sword 77.cm) Weight 450 g

Condition: Worn

Donated by: Unknown

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Type of object:
Furniture

Accession number: 2007.1414 Inventory number: Misc. 176

Object: Wooden stand

Material/technique: Wood / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Rectangular open wooden base with four square legs.

Measurements: L. 77 cm W. 37 cm H. 37.5 cm

Condition: Worn

Donated by: Peter and Erica Stettler-Schnell, Riehen, Switzerland

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Type of object:
Clothing

Accession number: 2007.1415 Inventory number: Misc. 177

Object: Coat

Material/technique: Fur, satin / hand-tailored

Origin/Period: Switzerland / 1960s

Brief description: Woman’s black karakul coat, slit pockets, collar and lapels, three hook and eye fastenings at front, new black satin lining. The karakul fur comes most probably from Afghanistan, but the coat was tailored in Switzerland.

Measurements: L. 108 cm W. under arms 54 cm

Condition: Good, worn along bottom and front edges

Donated by: Unknown

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Type of object:
Animal trapping

Accession number: 2007.1416 Inventory number: Misc. 178

Object: Double bag

Material/technique: Wool / hand-crafted

Origin/Period: Afghanistan / 20th C.

Brief description: Double bag for horses or donkeys with typical Baluch pattern on the two front panels.

Measurements: None taken as object is sealed

Condition: Moths !!!

Donated by: Unknown

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Copyright © - Photo/Text: Stiftung Foundation Bibliotheca Afghanica - Afghanistan Museum, Carla Grissmann, 2007

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