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4 trays (unrelated)

  • 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 engraving technique

  • Museum number:

    01338A/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

4 shallow circular trays with red interiors.
Red lacquer background with engraved designs highlighted in black and yellow.

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 engraving technique

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Room 8. Case 36- continued.] '01,338. TRAYS. Bamboo and lacquer, two, painted; Burmah.' (No slip number given.)

Descriptive line

4 Burmese unrelated shallow bamboo and yun incised red lacquer circular trays. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Decorated in gold and black with mythical creatures against vegetal or architectual backgrounds. ca. before 1880

Production Note

Attribution note: The 4 trays would seem unrelated - their designs and measurements do not seem parts of a whole. They have probably at sometime been separated from their boxes to which they would have formed the inner trays.

Materials

Bamboo; Thitsi lacquer; Pigment; Clay; Ash

Techniques

Basketry; Coating; Lacquering; Colouring; Engraving

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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