Bronze Urn

India

Unknown

Bronze

Bronze has been a cornerstone in the annals of history, and this piece is a look back in time to when ornate urns were used in burial rites, as many of these were unearthed within the last 150 years. This urn has the typical flower inlay with mixed with the tiger handles. The handles themselves keeping in the tradition of an outwards facing animal, native to India. Historically, these urns were generally crafted of pottery, and many were illustrated with golden crowns and animals, this case being a Bengal tiger, giving a clue as to the region of origin. Buried alongside these urns it has been more commonly discovered that many other items were included such as arrowheads, spearheads, axes, and iron and copper objects.

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