water pot (water container (food service))

Water vessel, lota, made of beaten brass. The pot has a globular form with a flattened base and shoulder, a concave neck with a fluted lip. The rim has a scalloped edge and decorated with an engraved vegetal design. A bands of lotus petal engraved decoration below the neck, and two bands of engraved chevrons on the shoulder and below.

for storing and carrying water, the shape fitting the woman's hip

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