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  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    before 1880 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Finely woven bamboo covered in thitsi lacquer.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Plain red circular tray.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)


before 1880 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Finely woven bamboo covered in thitsi lacquer.


Diameter: 18 cm, Height: 5 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Room 8. Case 36- continued.] '01,339.TRAY. Bamboo and lacquer, plain; Burmah.' (No slip number given.)

Descriptive line

Burmese bamboo and red lacquer round tray. (Konbaung Dynasty 1752-1885). ca. before 1880

Production Note

Attribution note: This was probably an inner tray to a storage or beetle box.
Inside tray the inscription 1339 and a label with "Beetle Box"; 108, [Burmese print];1339


Bamboo; Thitsi lacquer; Pigment; Clay; Ash


Basketry; Coating; Lacquering; Colouring


India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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