A bronze rain drum. Southeast Asia, 18th century

The round drum with waisted base, the top and side finely cast in relief with concentric geometric designs, pairs of loop handles on either side and groups of stylized frogs applied at the rim and elephants marching down the sides.
21 in. (53.3 cm.) high, 24½ in. (62.2 cm.) in diameter - Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Provenance: Acquired before 1999, New York

Christie's. Indian and Southeast Asian Works of Art. 16 September 2008. New York, Rockefeller Plaza. www.christies.com