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Letter case

Letter case

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Turned ivory.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. Robert Taylor

  • Museum number:

    312-1906

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cylindrical body, in three detachable sections, fitted with a deep cover and a base which unscrews.

The silver band is an English addition.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Turned ivory.

Dimensions

Length: 36 cm, Diameter: 9 cm

Object history note

Formerly the receptacle for a letter (scroll) written by the last Kind of Burma, Thibaw Min (1878-1885)
The silver band is an English addition

Descriptive line

Burmese ivory cylinder for a scroll, Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885), ca. 1878-84.

Materials

Ivory

Techniques

Carving

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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