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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:

    Gift from Lt. Col. C.H. Sheppard

  • Museum number:

    IM.169-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

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.

Materials

Teak; Paint

Techniques

Carving; Painting

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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