Keywords: worship

40 objects
S1996.108

Gourd-shaped bottle in the form of a bearded ascetic holding a lotus

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1996.108

Gourd-shaped bottle with head and arms of a bearded male worshipper holding a lotus bud (neck missing). Thinly thrown on fast potter’s wheel from coil added to flat disk, possibly with additional clay added as coil at upper edge of “body” to throw “head” and bottle neck. Base smooth, slightly concave. Egg-shaped lower lobe tapers …