18th Century - 19th Century
Shallow bowl with outturned rim set on disc base. Teak lined in silver, graduating in size. Used in Buddhist altars to hold 'butter' (Ghee) with a wick inserted and lit to function as a lamp.
Museum Expedition, Gordon Bowles
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 39
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