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Estimate: 1'400 GBP   |   Starting price: 950 GBP ---
A LARGE INDONESIAN COPPER PRIEST’S OFFERING TRAY, TALAM
Possibly 10th – 14th century


A LARGE INDONESIAN COPPER PRIEST’S OFFERING TRAY, TALAM
Possibly 10th – 14th century
56 cm diam

With flanged rim, the centre with a decoration of a purnaghata vase surrounded by lotus flowers inside a circular band with pointed decoration representing energy rays of light emanating from the vase.

Provenance: Acquired before 1975.
The talam trays were used by priest to place ritual objects or offerings.
Two talam trays are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (see M. Lenner – S. Kossak, The Lotus Transcendent. Indian and Southeast Asian Art from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection, New York 1991, pp. 179-180, nn. 179-180).

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