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Frankincense holder

Museum number:
9-13320a,b
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
49 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.3247
Object count:
2
Description:
frankincense holder, open slits and holes; grey pottery reduction fired; A) bowl on pedestal; single handle surmounted by miniature bowl; H. 11.4 cm Dia: 8.7 cm B) lid Dia: 8.8 cm ca. H: 5.5 cm ca
Donor:
Peter Claus and University Appropriation
Collection place:
Mysore, Karnataka State, India
Verbatim coll. place:
India, Mysore, Karnataka, South Kanara, Hiriyadka: Tuluva
Culture or time period:
Tulu people
Collector:
Peter Claus
Collection date:
May 1976
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.1 Religion and Divination: Objects and garb associated with practices reflecting submission, devotion, obedience, and service to supernatural agencies
Accession date:
July 23, 1976
Context of use:
usually used to purify & to ward off evil spirits. kept under child's cradle; or held in hand during certain rituals. Made by a particular group of potters.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
a— height 11.4 centimeters, b— diameter 8.8 centimeters, b— height 5.5 centimeters, and a— diameter 8.7 centimeters
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