Chang or Beer Pot



A Tibetan wooden ceremonial chang pot carved in the shape of a duck. The chang pot is covered with a variety of brass plates in Kashmiri-style work. Large brass medallions are affixed to the breast and backside of the duck, with kirtimukha or 'face of glory' designs. Panels are also attached to define the head and the wings of the duck. Inbetween these panels are small plates of copper and brass depicting the Eight Buddhist Emblems, seated figures and lotus flowers. The lid is decorated in the same style with a copper finial in the shape of a closed lotus. The duck's eyes are worked into the head panel and one eye fitting still contains a turquoise coloured stone.