This bronze Khmer pot 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, which is uncommon. A residue of slaked lime remains inside the container. It is in excellent condition.
Height: 13cm, 5.1 in
Weight: 293 grams
Provenance: Kampong Cham Province
Period: Post Angkor, mostly likely 15th-18thC