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Jug or ewer

Brass - Early twentieth century

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Brass jug from Nepal or Tibet

This brass jug or ewer is from Nepal or Tibet. When it was donated it was described as a temple ornament, so may have been found in a Hindu or Buddhist temple. It is embossed with bands of decoration, depicting birds and animals amongst intertwining leaves and flowers. Its narrow spout suggests it may have been used to fill oil lamps.

This jug is one of a collection of objects collected by General Francis Younghusband during a march to Lhasa, Tibet. General Younghusband was British Commissioner to Tibet from 1902-1904.

Museum object number REDMG : 1973.17.1

height 11 inches

See related topic: World Collection: Belief