Palanquin Finials with Lotuses

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These finials were made to adorn the poles of a palanquin, a covered conveyance consisting of a large box carried by bearers. Their particularly fine decoration includes a pierced, openwork pattern of flattened lotus pods and scrolling vines on the body, and lotus flowers that issue from the domed ends.

Palanquin Finials with Lotuses, Copper; cast, pierced, chased, and gilded

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