Footed Water Vessel (Lota) with Cover

Medium: Brass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:17th-18th century

Dimensions: diameter: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)


Accession Number: 2021.1.75a-b

Catalogue Description:
Lidded vase in heavy brass, with high flaring foot, bulbous body, short, narrow neck and flaring rim. Lid is domed with knob finial. Around the body of the vessel are standing figures, heavily worn and possibly rendered in a rudimentary way, some of which are female. This style of vessel was used for storage and pouring of water in a ritual context.

Brooklyn Museum