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Hammered Copper Item

Post by Redware on February 18th 2014, 5:33 pm

I have no idea what this could be used for  Surrender  Could it be a part of something bigger?
It is nicely shaped and signed. Any thoughts?




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Post by NaomiM on February 18th 2014, 6:06 pm

Arabic lettering?
Looks like it's for catching something liquid - blood, maybe?

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Post by Redware on February 19th 2014, 5:54 pm

It does look like something intended for catching liquid, not sure about Arabic lettering though. Even if it was Arabic, I wouldn't expect that its purpose would be blood collection. Blood is kind of impure, they don't eat black pudding neither, I don't see a reason why anyone in Arab country would collect it  Happy 
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Post by tenpot on February 19th 2014, 7:59 pm

an oil lamp?
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Post by NaomiM on February 19th 2014, 8:37 pm

Yes, it could be - the wick would lay up the 'spout'. Just to throw it out there, may be Tibetan?

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Post by Redware on February 19th 2014, 10:00 pm

Great suggestion guys, I have seen similar ceramic open oil lamps, it does make sense.
I will have to try identify the language though, thanks Naomi, I will try to find some examples of writing from that region and compare.
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