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Ewer

Ewer

  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hammered copper, parcel-gilt, with mounts of repoussé and gilt copper. The ewer is tinner inside.

  • Museum number:

    IM.142-1927

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The body is hemispherical with horizontally-flat shoulder, tubular neck, shallow pan-like mouth, and three-tiered cover surmounted by a lotus-boss. It has a C-shaped dragon handle, which strongly resembles the Greek head of Pan. The S-shaped spout issues from a Makara head. Applied gilt mounts occur on the shoulder, the neck and on the cover. The ornament in low relief consists of repeated petal motifs or wavy leafy stems.

Place of Origin

Tibet (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Hammered copper, parcel-gilt, with mounts of repoussé and gilt copper. The ewer is tinner inside.

Dimensions

Height: 34.4 cm, Width: 24.1 cm across spout and handle, Diameter: 20.1 cm

Descriptive line

Water ewer, hammered copper, parcel-gilt, with repoussé gilt copper mounts, Tibet, 19th century.

Materials

Copper; Copper

Techniques

Hammering; Repousse; Parcel-gilt; Tinning

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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