water containers (food processing & storage)

Silver water container, sangku, with engraved images of four deities associated with the cardinal directions and their weapons taking up the lower two thirds of the sides. Each deity is depicted in wayang style kneeling on one knee and set against with a background containing simple double dot motifs and surrounded by a waved border with striped edge. Those represented are Visnu (north); Iswara (east); Brahma (south) and Mahadewa (west). Between each deity and the next is the weapon associated with him. Above these images is a band of foliage with hanging tendrils set into a triangular lower border. Above this is a wider band, flanked above and below by cording, of alternating motifs of a symmetrical floral plaque and a plain cartouche edged with beading. Between this and the rim is a band of punched beading. At the centre of the base is a flower, symbol of the centre but also used as the symbol of Kamasan silverworking.

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