kettle; lid (containers)

Bronze kettle, cerek, with lid. The body of the kettle is ridged and rounded. It is decorated with two raised figures of dragons, one on each side around the centre, and covered with small figures of animals, with two human figures one at each side where the towering handle, which has a dragon in relief on each side, meets the body of the kettle. Each of these human figures carries a sword and round shield. One animal figure hangs vertically from the spout. On the lid there is a figure of a lion dog. The whole surface of body and lid is decorated in relief with intricate foliage motifs.

probably for the washing of hands on ceremonial occasions. This type of object also as a way of storing wealth and traded like currency, especially by Iban people

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