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Ceremonial water utensils from Ajmer Sharif

circa 19th to 20th century

Jaipur Virasat Foundation

Jaipur Virasat Foundation
Jaipur, India

It is used for ritualistic purposes by the Muslim community. It has a similar structures to a lota - but with an additional spout. The quran prescribes a man to perform all ablutions in running water - hence the water when poured out of the spout (tonti) is symmbolically considered running.

Details

  • Title: Ceremonial water utensils from Ajmer Sharif
  • Date Created: circa 19th to 20th century
  • Location: Ajmer, Rajasthan, IN
  • Physical Dimensions: 32.5 (h) x 9 (d) in
  • Type: Ritualistic Object
  • Contributor: Tahir Khan Buksh, Fine Art Palace
  • Medium: Copper
  • Photography: Nupur Agrawal
  • Hindi Word: Surahi

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