Covered Bowl, Thailand. Museum no. Is. 3-1900.

Covered Bowl, Thailand. Museum no. Is. 3-1900.

Covered Bowl
Thailand
18th century
Silver, parcel gilt
Height 17cm, diameter 11.5cm
Museum no. IS.360-1950

This probably formed part of a presentation set of monk's food vessels. The use of the lotus petal motif on the body and cover refers to spiritual purity. Gifts made to the community of monk's or Sangha are considered to be highly meritorious in Thailand bringing benefits to the giver in future lives.