Three Water Vessels, anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1500

Three Water Vessels, anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1500

bronze, h 20.5cm × w 24.9cm × d 12.3cm More details

Indonesia is home to a wide variety of water containers, such as the bowl on a tripod stand, used to pour water onto holy figures. With the elephant vessel the water is poured from the animal’s trunk. The vessel with a serpent spout and high neck may only have had a symbolic function, as a representation of amrita, the elixir of life.

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

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