Saval Cup of Dawachi Khan

Art & Culture
2020-12-03 18:12:41

Uvs /MONTSAME/. One of the highlights of Mongolia’s Uvs aimag Museum is Saval Cup of Dawachi Khan of the Dzungar Khanate. 

36-cm diameter and weights 2,400 grams, the oval-shaped Saval Cup was found very in very old and ‘worn-out’ condition. The main body of the cup is made of birch wood and is coated with copper material from the outer part. On the bottom of the cup, there is a round metal inscribed with six-syllabus mantra attached to it, and a patterned copper is tapped to the both sides of it. 

The Saval Cup is believed to be used as pot or bowl for drinks and meals during war journeys. This rare item of heritage was owned by Dawachi Khan, son of Tserendendev, the Khan of Dzungar Khanate of the Oirat Mongols. At the end of the 1970s, employee of the Museum of Uvs Aimag B.Sambuu obtained the cup from Ochir Khaltar, resident of Turgen soum of Uvs aimg.