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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Tibetan
Title:Spoon with lotus design
Date Made:18th-19th century
Type:Utensil; Ceremonial
Materials:Copper and lead with orange (coral?) inlay
Place Made:Asia; Tibet
Measurements:Overall: 5 1/2 in x 1 11/16 in x 1/2 in; 14 cm x 4.3 cm x 1.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  No inscription.
Accession Number:  MH 20.J.I.Z
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown

Description:
A copper spoon with a lotus design (lotus petal decorates the bowl part and lotus stem the handle) and another smaller lotus with orange inlay on 2/3 of the handle. Flame shape decoration at the end of the handle.

Tags:
religion; Buddhism; utensils

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