Rice or grain measure

Historical period(s)
20th century
H x Diam: 9.7 x 11.4 cm (3 13/16 x 4 1/2 in)
India, Chhattisgarh state, Bastar district
Credit Line
Anonymous gift
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel


casting, India, lost-wax, rice
Provenance research underway.

A small round pot with a wide mouth and no lid, with abstract designs and registers. The body was formed by wrapping wax threads around a clay form. The core was then removed. The overall design is spiral bands around the body as well as vertically, with wire in festoon-like and spiral designs. There are traces of red residue especially on the top which probably indicates ritual use.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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