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Lotus-shaped bowl
Place of Origin: Cambodia
Date: probably 1222
Materials: Gold and silver alloy
Dimensions: H. 4 in x Diam. 8 1/4 in, H. 10.2 cm x Diam. 21.0 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the Connoisseurs' Council
Department: Southeast Asian Art
Collection: Metal Arts
Object Number: 1990.201
On Display: Yes
Location: Gallery 9

Description

Label:

The bowl is in the form of a lotus with eight petals. Adorning the bottom of the interior of the bowl is a rosette surrounded by eight smaller rosettes.

An inscription in Cambodian engraved on the exterior indicates that the bowl was a gift of a king or local ruler called Shri Tribhuhuvanadityavarman, probably to an image of a deity. A date perhaps equivalent to 1222 is given, but no king with this name is known to have been reigning in that year. Similar types of inscriptions in similar script have been found on artifacts from Cambodia and northeastern Thailand.


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Inscriptions: 1144 saka vrah sri tribhuvanadityavarmmadeva vrah sruk sri tribhuvanadityapura ta kamraten trinayati sadoti (or sadota or sajoti or sajota)
Label:

The bowl is in the form of a lotus with eight petals. Adorning the bottom of the interior of the bowl is a rosette surrounded by eight smaller rosettes.

An inscription in Cambodian engraved on the exterior indicates that the bowl was a gift of a king or local ruler called Shri Tribhuhuvanadityavarman, probably to an image of a deity. A date perhaps equivalent to 1222 is given, but no king with this name is known to have been reigning in that year. Similar types of inscriptions in similar script have been found on artifacts from Cambodia and northeastern Thailand.


Inscriptions: 1144 saka vrah sri tribhuvanadityavarmmadeva vrah sruk sri tribhuvanadityapura ta kamraten trinayati sadoti (or sadota or sajoti or sajota)