vase (household miscellany)

Small globular vase, Bidri ware, on ring foot with short neck tapering out towards the everted rim. Surface decorated with a design of flowering plants with birds sitting in them, executed in silver in horizontal bands.

This is from the North East, probably Purnia in Bihar state. Its form mimics a ritual vessel, but it was probably not for ritual use. See also 788ii, 790 and 791.

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