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- Previous Owner(s)
Peter Marks Works of Art United States, active 1960 - 2002
The offering of pan, a digestive of crushed betel nut, spices, and lime paste rolled into the leaf of a betel plant, is an Indian social ritual that conveys hospitality and refinement. Scrolled foliate designs interspersed with birds adorn this gilt silver pan box. The gilding suggests it was made for an aristocratic family. Its pierced openwork and floral motifs relate the box to metalwork produced in the Deccani plateau, a region in central India.
- Published References
- America's Smithsonian: Celebrating 150 Years. Washington, 1996. p. 81.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
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