Gold lime container

The knobbed cover of this container has a bronze spatula attached, which suggests that the vessel was used to store a substance such as lime-paste. Although there are no remains of lime, Southeast Asian cultures have long required such objects for dispensing the ingredients used in betel-chewing especially on ceremonial occasions. Such elaborate wares were expensive and reflected the wealth of their owners.

Date/Period
c.9th century
Region
Probably Champa, Central Vietnam
Dimension
Object size: H:10 x Dia:8cm
Accession No.
2007-56440
Material
Gold
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Archaeology

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