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Betel box

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    before 1880 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fine woven bamboo covered in thitsi lacquer and engraved in the Pagan Yun technique.

  • Museum number:

    01327(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A pidgeon blood red cylindrical box with slip over cover now missing its internal trays. See 01326 (IS).

Decorated in gold, green and black in the Yothe' (figure) pattern.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

before 1880 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Fine woven bamboo covered in thitsi lacquer and engraved in the Pagan Yun technique.

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm, Diameter: 14.5 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Room 8. Case 36- continued.] '01,327. TEA CASES and covers. Bamboo and lacquer, two, circular, painted; Burmah.' (No slip number given.)

Descriptive line

Burmese red bamboo and lacquer betel box. Missing its internal 2 trays. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Decorated in gold, green and black in the yothe (figure) pattern. ca. before 1880

Production Note

Attribution note: Fine work but mechanical and repetitive. (Ralph Isaacs 1998)

Materials

Bamboo; Thitsi lacquer; Pigment; Clay; Ash

Techniques

Basketry; Coating; Lacquering; Colouring; Engraving

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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