bowl (containers)

Carved wooden bowl, roughly oval in shape with a flat base and a carved tiger's head at either end. The exterior surface of the bowl is intricately engraved overall with patterns. The bowl has several old repairs in the form of iron and metal rivets, and also several large cracks. One of the tiger heads has become detached but is present. There is a long brown cord tied around the attached head.

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