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A Pot for Ritual Ingredients

1801/1830

Sanskriti Museums

Sanskriti Museums
New Delhi, India

The brass pot with heavy percentage of copper has a narrow heck and bulging belly. On the outer surface of the pot one sees images of a goddess, the sun and the moon, cobras and a reservoir of water.
One of the chief features of Hindu temple and domestic worship is lustrating of the sacred image with milk, yoghurt, water etc. the pot belongs to that class of ritual objects used for storage of such ingredients.

Details

  • Title: A Pot for Ritual Ingredients
  • Date Created: 1801/1830
  • Location: Southern India
  • Physical Dimensions: H 7.5 cm x Dia 8 cm
  • Rights: Text © Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art/ Jyotindra Jain
  • Medium: Bronze Alloy
  • Period: Early 19th Century

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