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Water pot, or lota, made of brass and copper inlaid with silver. The container is squat and bulbous, and has a small round foot. Short neck and everted rim at the mouth. The body of the container is decorated with inlaid and engraved decoration in horizontal bands. The main band has medalllions containing lotus flowers in silver on a copper background. Below this is a band of floral scrolling. Above around the neck is a band of lotus petals. The insode of the foot has been lined with paper on which there is a label, with its old accession number 9.170. Label: one price tag.

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lota (water container (food service))

1 item (description level: whole)
Additional names, titles, or classifications
object name:  lota (water container (food service))
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  water pot (water containers (food service))

Jeypore, Orissa, India, South Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  Jeypore 
Date made
19th century
Additional date information
date made:  19th century 

Materials & techniques
brass; copper; silver
Additional material & technique information
material: brass (overall)
material: silver (overall)
material: copper (overall)
overall: 113 mm x 132 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 113 mm x 132 mm

Related subjects
material: brass
brass (alloy)
material: copper
object name: lotas (water containers (food service))
material: silver

Record created 2004-09-22 by RHOLLEY
Record last updated 2014-09-16 by FKERLOGUE