About this object

A vessel for water used during religious ceremonies or rituals. The copper ewer is pear shaped with gilt brass mounts. On either side are two plaques of gilt brass, one featuring an ape on an elephant and one shows a holy man under a tree with deer and cranes. The ewer has a plain spout, handle and lid.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Alloy Copper; Gilt Metal; Brass
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    John Claude White
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Before 1908
  • Measurements
    235 mm x 90 mm x 130 mm
  • Related people
    John Claude White (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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