Bronze Khmer Lime Pot | Post Angkor Period EUO83

$495.00

Cast from high quality bronze, this is an exceptionally rare antique Khmer lime pot in the form of a lotus bud from the 15th-18th century. By far the most common form of bronze lime pots found in Cambodia is the fluted shape, common throughout Southeast Asia, while the squat shape such as this is seldom seen.

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The National Museum in Phnom Penh houses a very similar 16thC lime pot to this one. It served as a vessel for holding slaked lime which was added to betel nut and spices, then chewed, providing a mild intoxication. This was a popular habit throughout much of SE Asia. The lid and base fit perfectly together, enriching the aesthetic quality of the lime pot. A residue of slaked lime remains inside the container. It is in excellent condition and has an attractive patina.

Characteristics
Height: 8.7cm, 3.4 in
Weight: 306 grams / 10.8 oz.
Material: bronze
Provenance: Kampong Cham Province
Period: Post Angkor; 15th-18thC

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