Lama's Water Carrier



A Lama's smallwater carrier. Made from two convex copper discs soldered together, attached to this are two looped lug handles, which a cord was likely attached to. The neck and lip are worked in silver with delicate rows of pearl beads widening at the top. A bamboo stopper is also decorated with white metal and a row of pearl bead decoration. The stopper is decorated in the same way, but with the tip possibly in an abstracted parasol shape, there is an empty fitting that is likely to have held a circular stone. Although the three pieces seem to be from the same item they do not now fit together.