Mouthpiece for a hookah (nen)

Historical period(s)
19th century
H (overall): 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Water pipe mouthpiece

chasing, hammering, India, smoking
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Vishakha Nirubhai Desai, B.N. Goswamy, Ainslie Thomas Embree. Life at Court: Art for India's Rulers, 16th-19th Centuries. Exh. cat. Boston, November 20, 1985 - May 11, 1986. cat. 126.
  • Jyotindra Jain. Folk Art and Culture of Gujarat: Guide to the Collection of the Shreyas Folk Museum of Gujarat. Ahmedabad, India. p. 44, fig. 62.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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