This elegant and simple cast brass ladle has a large round pan at one end and a balancing foot at the other which doubles as a handle.
It was used to gently heat spices before grinding, or to heat small portions of food.
The example here comprises an elegantly-shaped pan with a rounded base that sits on four tiny feet.
It has been cast as one piece and is free of any damage. Its contours have been rounded nicely from age and use. The brass has taken on a good, varying patina.
Rawson, P., Tantra, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1971.