Chang pot

19th century, Tibet, chang pot, wood and metal overlay, Tibet Collection at the Liverpool Museum (UK).

19th century, Tibet, chang pot, wood with brass and copper overlay, Liverpool Museum Tibet Collection (UK).

Shaped like a duck, this jug was possibly used to serve chang (a cereal-based alcohol). There is a lotus bud finial on the lid and medallions with Kirtimukha and auspicious symbols around the body.


Ear ornaments with Kirtimukha

19th century, Tibet, metal (gold?), lapis lazuli, turquoise, ruby, private collection, photo by Bonhams

Kirtimukha may hold a serpent between his hands, as above, or sprouting vegetation, as often seen on the front panel of crowns, or raining jewels.