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Scope note
Crowning finial components in the shape of a pot, pitcher, or ewer appearing in Hindu temple architecture. In Indian architecture, a pitcher; torus moulding; jar-shaped pinnacle of śikhara; pitcher-finial; ghaṭa; vase-finial; pot; stūpī, stūpikā (southern); also torus in a vēdībandha group of mouldings (northern and upper southern).
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024