Hookah Cup


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Artifact Identification Hookah Cup   (1972.02.0002A)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Gear
  4. :
  5. Smoking & Drug Equipment
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Colonial, 1900 - 1930 CE
Culture Indian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 9.9 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 9.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.3 cm
Weight 164 g
Measuring Remarks D3 is the thickness of the cup rim.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Glazing, Incising, Firing
Munsell Color Information Strong Yellowish Brown (7.5YR 5/6 ) -ns Dark Yellowish Green ( 2.5G 4/6) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Opiates were used by all classes of people and took a variety of forms from a simple pipe made from a sheep bone to the elaborate hookah. Pan, a chewable narcotic, was also alleged to be medicinal and a powerful aphrodisiac. -Hookah from Lucknow in northern India. Hot smoke was cooled by water in the base. 72.2.2.

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Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of L. E. Card
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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