Begging Bowl


From: Sri Lanka

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 2011-13-5A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Buddhist
Provenience Sri Lanka
Date Made 2010
Section Asian
Materials Metal

Large black bowl for use by a Buddhist monk. Rounded base with prominent equator and convex shoulder. Glossy black paint unevenly applied. Middle equatorial line on inside. Part of the eight possessions of a monk known as atthapirika (atapirikara).

Height 13.5 cm
Outside Diameter 19.6 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mahinda de Lanerolle on behalf of the de Lanerolle Trust, Sri Lanka, 2011

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