18th century -19th century
Bowl. Bone; Silver lining; foot bound with silver. Shallow bowl with outturned rim. Set on disc base. Teak lined in silver, graduating in size, perhaps 3 sizes larger than the biggest bowl here. Used in Buddhist altars to hold 'butter' (Ghee) with a wick inserted & lit to function as a lamp.
Collected by Gordon Bowles
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth and Heather Peters, Chang Ch'eng-mei, Gregory Possehl. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 39
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