PRESENTING a LOVELY 20C Brass Middle Eastern Miniature Kettle and Genie Pot.
Cute little solid brass miniature kettle and Genie Coffee pot. Either Middle Eastern or Indian and circa 1920.
The ‘Genie’ is more associated with Middle Eastern culture so we think these are Egyptian.
A genie or jinn is a spiritual creature mentioned in Islamic theology. The English word derives from the Latin genius and is also used for this kind of guardian spirit from ancient Roman religion.
Jinn (Arabic: الجن, al-jinn), also romanized as djinn or anglicized as genies, are supernatural creatures in early Arabian and later Islamic mythology and theology. An individual member of the jinn is known as a jinni, djinni, or genie (الجني, al-jinnī). They are mentioned frequently in the Quran (the 72nd sura is titled Sūrat al-Jinn) and other Islamic texts and inhabit an unseen world, another universe beyond the known universe. The Quran says that the jinn are made of a smokeless and “scorching fire”, but are also physical in nature, being able to interact in a tactile manner with people and objects and likewise be acted upon. The jinn, humans, and angels make up the three known sapient creations of God. Like human beings, the jinn can be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent and hence have free will like humans. The shaytan jinn are akin to demons in Christian tradition, but the jinn are not angels and the Quran draws a clear distinction between the two creations. The Quran states in Sūrat al-Kahf (The Cave), Ayah 50, that Iblis (Azazel) is one of the jinn.
20C Brass Middle Eastern Miniature Kettle and Genie Pot.
Provenance: Bought at an Estate sale in Ireland.
Dimensions: Genie Pot: 6.5″ tall and 5.1″ wide
Kettle: 2.6″ tall and 3.6′ wide
Condition: Very good.