Divination Bowl

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, mid-16th century
Chased and engraved copper
H x Diam: 5.7 x 19.8 cm (2 1/4 x 7 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel


chasing, divination, engraving, Iran, Islam, Qur'an, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Massumeh Farhad, Serpil Bagci. Falnama: The Book of Omens. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 6, p. 85.
  • Sabiha Al Khemir. Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture. Exh. cat. Utah. p. 211.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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