Lamp or water jug, anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1500

Lamp or water jug, anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1500

bronze, h 20.5cm × w 24.9cm × d 12.3cm. More details

This elephant with rider had a ritual function. The body and trunk are hollow. The belly could have been filled with oil via a hole in the back, with a wick inserted in the trunk. However, it is also possible that the animal was used to pour water.

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