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In Kenji Miyazawa's poem "Thief", many words are left as hiragana:

青じろい骸骨星座のよあけがた

凍えた泥の乱反射をわたり

店さきにひとつ置かれた

提婆のかめをぬすんだもの   

にはかにもその長く黒い脚をやめ

二つの耳に二つの手をあて

電線のオルゴールを聴く

What does 提婆のかめ signify? (I tried doing a few searches, but I can't tell if this is related to a shogi piece or an Aryadeva figure). According to this site, it refers to Datta Daiba, but that doesn't clear up the mystery with かめ.

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「瓶」= pot, jar. Could not think of another possibility. –  非回答者 Mar 4 at 4:28
    
Does the Aryadeva normally have a pot? –  Trevor Alexander Mar 4 at 8:12
    
I could only say "sometimes" if you image-search, including the drawing you linked to. –  非回答者 Mar 4 at 8:38
    
what is it for? –  Trevor Alexander Mar 4 at 9:54
    
No knowledge of it. For holding water would be my best guess. –  非回答者 Mar 4 at 10:45

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