Vintage Brass Ghee Daan With Spout From South India, Ht 15 cm x Length 16 cm

Vintage ghee daan or oil pot handcrafted by artisans from the South of India. 

Found in most households, the vessel has 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.

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 vessel 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.

Height 15 cm x  Length 16 cm 
Weight: 1.10 Kilogram

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