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gadour (brass container with lid)
  • Maranao peoples
  • gadour (brass container with lid), late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • brass
  • Object Height/Diameter: 43 x 24 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 16 7/8 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of Charles K. Warriner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3044.a,b

Globular brass pot (2007.3044.a) sits on a pedestal and has a lid (2007.3044.b). The pot has a round, domed foot decorated with small oval and triangular cutouts. The stem has a prominent ridge. The belly has a skirt that hangs off the bottom, decorated with cutouts to leave a scallop design within the original skirt border. The belly itself is decorated with two bands of small triangles at the widest point, another at the top and bottom and a band of curlicues near the top. There is a lip to sit into the lid.

The domed lid has a large finial in the center top. The remainder of the lid is decorated with a wide band of floral looking curlicues, flanked by bands of triangles.