Vintage Brass Ghee Daan With A Spout From South Of India - H 14 cm x L 14 cm x Dia 11 cm

This is a vintage Ghee Daan or oil pot handcrafted by artisans from the South of India having a flat round belly and a slightly elongated neck, a dome-shaped lid with a crowning figure of a peacock and a spout for pouring ghee or oil during meals and is found in most house holds in South India.

The peculiarity of this pot is that the spout is not totally round like a pipe as usual, but more like an open channel. Open spouts of this type have an old history in western India and infact several fragments of earthenware vessels with a spout from Harappan sites such as Kot Diji were collected from the excavations have revealed this particular spouted vessel type.

This brass pot may also be used for pouring oil during prayers in the temple or at home by the priest or the head of the family into the fire that is lit to worship the Hindu Gods and Goddesses on special occasions and festivals.

Measures:
Height 14 cm x Diameter 11 cm x Length 14 cm
Weight: 950 Grams