holy water container

Water vessel for mendicants, kamandal, to carry sacred water of the Ganga river. The globular body is of cast brass, with decoraton executed in ganga-jamuna tecnique. Vertical panels aorund the body of alternately copper alloy containing silver and copper alloy without silver produce contrasting grounds of yellow and brown decorated with an engraved scrollwork design. The metal handle ends with a loop at each side which fits into a corresponding loop at the mouth. Set on four small globular feet.

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