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1. Brass figure Brass figurine of the Hindu goddess Durga standing on decorated platform. 2. Brass wick holder Hindu wick holder for a butter lamp; one circular holder surrounded by five teardrop-shaped holders, serpent-shaped handle; origin North India. 3. Brass Krishna statue Brass statue of Krishna crawling as a child; face and head piece highly stylized. 4. Brass Krishna statue Brass statue of Krishna on a square base; origin Varanasi (Benares). 5. Brass Radha statue Brass statue of Radha, origin Varanasi (Benares). 6. Butter lamp Brass bowl lamp, nailed to a snake-shaped base; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin North India. 7. Butter lamp Hanging brass butter lamp attached to chain; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin Varanasi (Benares). 8. Butter lamp Brass butter lamp with the number 24 stamped into base; used by Buddhists to burn clarified yak butter, believed to aid in meditation; origin Varanasi (Benares). 9. 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." 10. Brass weight Brass goldweight; figure of a man smoking a pipe and carrying a jug on his head; origin Ashanti people of Ghana. 11. Brass spoon Brass spoon for holy oil; origin Varanasi (Benares). 12. 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. 13. Brass weight Brass goldweight with a series of triangles cut into top of weight; origin Ashanti people of Ghana. 14. Brass bowl Brass bowl with intricate design engraved around sides; origin Morocco. 15. Brass bowl Round brass bowl with design engraved around sides. 16. Soap dish Circular brass soap dish that accompanies a brass bucket (1989.001.076) and has a design engraved on it; several holes on the tray and a raised bowl without decoration; origin Berber people of Morocco. 17. Brass tray Brass tray, design engraved on top; origin Morocco. 18. Brass object Round piece of metal, probably brass, thought to be part of a brass kettle; origin Morocco. 19. Brass bowl Brass bowl with lid for carrying holy water; origin Varanasi (Benares). 20. Metal container
Metal container for sprinkling rose water; intricate design in black, yellow, and red engravings; origin North India.