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Chess set (incomplete)

Chess set (incomplete)

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    Late 18th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    painted teak

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lt Col C.H. Sheppard

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Burma (made)


Late 18th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

painted teak

Historical context note

Found in an entrenchment at the taking of Pagan in 1885.
Sheppard served in the 3rd Burmese war of 1885

Descriptive line

8 pieces from a Burmese teak chess set, formerly painted red or green. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885), ca. late 18th century.


Teak; Paint


Carving; Painting


South & South East Asia Collection

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