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Vase

Vase

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Summary

This double-walled vessel with an openwork screen exterior is an Indian water vase, called a lota. Its outer wall, pierced with foliate patterns organized into medallions, surrounds an inner conical receptacle for water. A polylobed rim unites the two walls. The vessel’s shape, with its round body and ridged neck, refers to the form of hollowed-out melons that were the original material used in the creation of lotas.
Attributed to India

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Date

1600 - 1699
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Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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