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Container

Container

  • Place of origin:

    Nepal (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast brass

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Oppi Untracht

  • Museum number:

    IS.12:1,2-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Cooking oil was stored in cast brass jars such as these in Nepalese households. The surface has been finished by being polished on a hand operated polishing lathe or Yon.

Physical description

Brass container used to hold cooking oil (Newari: chika tewu thala; Nepali: tel rakni bhado). The container is a cylindrical shape with a narrow neck. The lid has a small knob on top and screws onto the container.

Place of Origin

Nepal (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cast brass

Dimensions

Height: 15.5 cm, Diameter: 11 cm, Weight: 790 g

Descriptive line

Brass container for oil, Nepal, 19th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Porvoo Museum - Oppi Untracht, Marjatta Parpola, Asko Parpola (eds): Metal Marvels: South Asian Handworks, Porvoo Museum, Finland, 1993, plate 188, page 95

Production Note

Patan, Nepal

Materials

Brass

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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