vase (containers)

Circular brass water vessel, kamandal, based on the gourd shape of a mendicant pot. Globular body opening out to a semicircular mouth with a handle connected to the rim at each side with three rivets, on the outer side of which are bosses in the shape of a lotus. Three similar bosses along the top of the semicircular curved handle. Decoration overall is in horizontal bands of engraved floral and vegetal designs, the background in lac. The main band on the body and the band along the rim has the background in blue lac. On the rest of the body the background of the floral and vegetal engraved decoration is in red lac. On the upper surface of the handle is engraved floral decoration in blue lac against the brass background.

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