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Cup made of soapstone, with a triangular lug handle at each side. Formerly part of the Imperial Institute Collection.


cup (food service)

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  cup (food service)
object name:  cup (food processing & storage)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, South Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  Chennai 

Materials & techniques
Additional material & technique information
material: soapstone (overall)
overall: 79 mm x 196 mm x 152 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 79 mm x 196 mm x 152 mm

previous owner:  Imperial Institute 

Related subjects
association: Food and Feasting
object name: cups (food service)

Record created 2004-09-16
Record last updated 2017-04-20

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