Opium Cup

Size:

5cm high

Region:

Rajasthan, North India

Type:

cup for drinking opium

Age/Period:

19th century

Material:

Silver

Condition:

very good

Description:

The opium was stirred with water, then the liquid could be sipped through the opening on the side of the cup.

Only rich families could afford these cups; usually they were made from wood or clay

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