Beer Jug



A large copper jug used for beer. It has a gilt makara (mythical sea creature) handle and a gilt, four-sided spout. The body of the jug is braced with a square grid of gilt bands and the upturned apron-shaped rim is decorated with gilt club-shaped details. Its is decorated on either side of the spout with scalloped medallions worked in gilt, two show the kirtimukha or 'face of glory' and one shows a deer. There are two gilt bosses, attached with copper pins, for holding a strap or chain.