All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1208091 (stock #ar301)
E & M Perez
Of partiularly large size (16"), this hand hammered copper vessel is utilized in the Hindu Puja prayer ceremony, in which water is poured over the Lingam stone, the two forms representing the female and male sides of nature. This vessel is elegant in shape and form, with rich coppery patina, some verdigris, and heavy weight. This is a beautiful example of a fine ceremonial vessel.