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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Metal container
Metal container Metal container for sprinkling rose water; intricate design in black, yellow, and red engravings; origin North India.
2.
Brass container
Brass container Container to hold water or oil, handle has snake at top near the opening, intricate design; origin India.
3.
Brass Radha statue
Brass Radha statue Brass statue of Radha, origin Varanasi (Benares).
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Brass Krishna statue
Brass Krishna statue Brass statue of Krishna crawling as a child; face and head piece highly stylized.
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Brass wick holder
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.
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Brass tops
Brass tops Pair of small brass peacock feather tops for holy oil, some red in decoration; origin India.
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Brass Krishna statue
Brass Krishna statue Brass statue of Krishna on a square base; origin Varanasi (Benares).
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Brass spoon
Brass spoon Brass spoon for holy oil; origin Varanasi (Benares).
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Butter lamp
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.
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Butter lamp
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).
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Butter lamp
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).
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Incense burner
Incense burner Incense burner cemented by symbols for sacred syllables "ma" and "aum"; origin Tamil Nadu.
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Brass figure
Brass figure Brass figurine of the Hindu goddess Durga standing on decorated platform.