Bowl and Stand, Thailand. Museum no. 396-1894.

Bowl and Stand, Thailand. Museum no. 396-1894.

Bowl and Stand
Bangkok, Thailand
19th Century
Earthenware and lacquer
Height 19cm, diameter 23cm
Museum no. 396-1894

A bowl used in ceremonies to obtain and pour blessed water. In an unusual technique lacquer has been applied over an earthenware body. The lotus petal decoration refers to the spiritual power of the waters within.