Vase and cover with lotus decoration. Museum no. 401-1894

Vase and cover with lotus decoration. Museum no. 401-1894

Vase and cover
Thailand
19th century
Silver
Height 27.5 cm, width 15 cm, depth 15 cm
Museum no. 401-1894

A vase and cover (kun tho nam mon) of silver, with a bulb-shaped body decorated with a repoussé pattern of lotus petals. There is a band of leaf ornament on the foot and around the top of the body. The cover, with three tiers of umbrellas and a lotus bud on the top, is chased with a floral design. Used in the hair cutting ceremony ('kone chook') for holding holy water.