Offering Vessel

These vessels were generally owned by well-off families, and used to carry cooked food to the monastery. Red lacquered bamboo offering vessel, age unknown, but probably under 10 yrs old. Constructed from coiled split bamboo. Five sections. Bottom main section is supported on six small 3-clawed legs, and is beautifully decorated with fine raised relief of thayo. The relief decoration around the rim of each of the upper trays consists of strips of moulded thayo pressed into a stone mould previously dusted with ash. This is then lifted out in strips, cut to size, and stuck in place on the still tacky lacquer surface of the vessel. Excellent condition. 16" high, 19½" diameter.

EUR € 250.

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