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This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Ancient Artifact Review 01 : Antique Brunei / Borneo Kettle ( 1296 AH)

This is a museum piece antiquity from Borneo island. Its a bronze kettle with arabic calligraphy of the Hijra year. Origin is brunei or southern Phillipine. Normally this kettle is used to boil medicines. It is typical used among Malays. Date inscipted is 1296 AH equivalent to 1878 CE. Similar kettle can be seen in National Museum of Malaysia.
Reference document : Islamic Civilization In The Malay World by Mohd Taib Osman, pg 334

 Spec :

Dim : Diameter: 14 cm / 5.5 inches Height: 15 cm / 5.9 inches Width(largest point): 18 cm / 7.1 inches
Weight: 1.8 kg / 3.9 lb

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