Palang Pae (Cot-leg)

Unknown maker

  • Date: c. 1850
  • Dimensions: H: 33 cm, Diameter: 13 cm
  • Medium: Alloy inlaid with silver
  • Region: Deccan
  • Museum number: TCD.00010

Bidri Palang Pae, from a set of four cot-legs with a pointed top and an elongated bell shaped base.

Bidri is a metal inlay technique that takes its name from the city of Bidar, in the present day state of Karnataka, the only centre of its production. Bidri objects are cast from an alloy of zinc, lead, copper and tin. The decoration is usually inlaid with silver and brass, or overlaid with silver wires hammered onto a crosshatched surface.

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