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Cast Bronze Sailabchi Basin of Deccan Influence

Cast Bronze Sailabchi Basin of Deccan Influence


An original cast bronze Sailabchi basin influenced by 16th and 17th century Deccan Sultanates. This globular wash basin has several decorative pieces hanging along the concave rim and has a flattened, spherical base.

Called Tasht in Northern India and Sailabchi in the Deccan, these basins were used for the purposes of ablution. Often accompanied with an ewer called Aftaba from which water would have been poured while the basin would catch the water. Another common feature of a Sailabchi is the central grill or perforated lid which would cover the mouth through which water would pass. The grill of this Sailabchi has long been removed, as is often the case for surviving earlier examples.

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Weight 4.0 kg
Dimensions 8 in



12 Inches






Within 14 days


Goa, India

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