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Gold tassel

Gold tassel

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    15th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sixteen stems in the form of narrow wire coils are hooked to a plate. Bunches of thin leaf-shaped foils, specially designed to be suspended through the coils, give the appearance of flowers.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)


15th century (made)

Materials and Techniques



Length: 10.2 cm

Object history note

Excavated by labourers when building barracks on the site of an old pagoda east of the Shwe Dagon, Rangoon in 1855. There is an opinion that the tassel formed part of the regalia of Queen Shin Sawbu (1453-1472).

Descriptive line

Burmese gold tassel ca. 15th century. Mon Period.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Sykes, Col.
Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1860, p.298

Nandagopal, Choodamani. "Burmese Jewellery From the Collection of the V&A"
in The Art of Burma - New Studies ed. Donald M. Stadtner.
Marg Publications, Mumbai 1999. 178p., ill
ISBN: 81-85026-44-0




India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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