Set of 3 Khmer Bronze Betel Nut Containers For Sale
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Set of 3 Khmer Bronze Betel Nut Containers

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These elegantly shaped lidded containers were used in the betel chewing ritual. Only recently a disappearing custom, the betel nut (or Paan) was chewed for centuries in Asia. Its effect is comparable with tobacco and gives a soothing and slight psychoactive effect. The grinded nut was mixed with leafs and limepasta. This paste in powder form was safe kept in containers like these. As the Khmer were masters in shaping bronze these daily used objects were skillfully made and in their typical refined style. The beautiful shapes of this objects are enhanced by their encrusted patina. The height varies between 11 and 13 cm or 4..3 and 5 inches.

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 4.73 in. x W 1.19 in. x D 1.19 in.H 12 cm x W 3 cm x D 3 cm
  • Seller Location
    Vosselaar, BE
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Reference Number
    LU2023313436402
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