About this object

A copper gilt water sprinkler which is sat in its own lotus flower shaped saucer. The bowl of the sprinkler is decorated with Tsipa (demon face) who hold flower stems in their mouths. The lip has a canopy like collar decorated with flowers and scrolling leaves. The sprinkler is finished with a repousse work medallion. At the centre sits Amitayus on a lotus petal pedestal surrounded by half opened lotus flowers. Below him is a horse's head representing the protector Hayagriva.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Bhutanese; Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bhutan
  • Date made
    19th Century Late
  • Materials
    Alloy Copper; Gilt Metal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    John Claude White
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
    1889 - 1908
  • Measurements
    225 mm x 120 mm x 115 mm
  • Note
    Inventory gives date of 1895. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    John Claude White ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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