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1. Brass liquid sprinkler with intricate support Intricate brass support with a cupperhood in the shape of a cobra that holds a brass bowl. The bowl has a perforated hole that is used to drip liquid. Original description from Colin Turnbull reads "brass Vvandi bowl support Lingham in clothed Lotus." 2. Brass bowl Brass bowl with lid for carrying holy water; origin Varanasi (Benares). 3. Brass bowl Brass water bowl, origin Varanasi (Benares). 4. Brass teapot with tray Brass teapot with handle; design engraved on lid and around belly of pot; rectangular base with four feet and carved designs; with brass tray that has engraved design; origin Morocco. 5. Brass weight Brass goldweight; figure of a man smoking a pipe and carrying a jug on his head; origin Ashanti people of Ghana. 6. Brass weight Brass goldweight with a series of triangles cut into top of weight; origin Ashanti people of Ghana. 7. Brass object Round piece of metal, probably brass, thought to be part of a brass kettle; origin Morocco. 8. Decorated brass anklet Brass anklet with six cowry shells embedded in clay and a design etched on either side; origin Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 9. Brass figure Brass figurine of the Hindu goddess Durga standing on decorated platform. 10. Brass spoon Brass spoon for holy oil; origin Varanasi (Benares). 11. Brass Radha statue Brass statue of Radha, origin Varanasi (Benares). 12. Decorated brass anklet Brass anklet with five cowry shells embedded in clay (one missing) and a design etched on either side; origin Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 13. Coins Six coins, three made of brass and three of nickel. The face side of each brass coin reads "Two cents; 1937" and the face side of each nickel coin reads "Two cents; 1941." Each face side depicts a palm tree, and each obverse reads "Republic of Liberia," depicting an elephant. 14. Brass bucket Brass pail with handles on each side; origin Berber people of Morocco. 15. Kettle Copper and brass kettle with intricately engraved design on lid, top, and sides; knob of lid, ornate handle, and spout brass; origin Morocco. 16. Brass Kettle Brass kettle with handle, damaged base; mark on base: "Marque de Pose"; origin Morocco. 17. Brass tops Pair of small brass peacock feather tops for holy oil, some red in decoration; origin India. 18. Brass Krishna statue Brass statue of Krishna on a square base; origin Varanasi (Benares). 19. Brass Krishna statue Brass statue of Krishna crawling as a child; face and head piece highly stylized. 20. Brass bowl
Brass bowl with intricate design engraved around sides; origin Morocco.