Current Location:
Shelf W2 (OS) -> Box 358
Location Notes:
IDC; Open Shelving; Section W; Shelf W2; Box 358

Iranian Brass Medicine Bowl Inscribed with Verses from the Qur'an

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.41.20
Credit:
Gift of Jim and Virgina Goode
Medium:
Brass
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 2" Width: 6"
Description:
Brass bowl with a small rim. Not perfectly round, lots of dents and cracker. Interior of bowl has a small “bump” at the center that has a hole in it. Verses from the Qur’an etched into the bowl on the inside and outside.
Historical Context:
These medicine bowls were used by the sick. The bowl has carvings of verses from the Qur’an that were said to give the water in the bowl healing energies.