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Headdress (part)

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Made of perforated iron, heavily decorated in the thayo (relief moulded) brown thit-si lacquer and glass inlay hman-zi shwei-cha technique.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Major Sir Bartle C. Frere

  • Museum number:

    IM.123-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fan-shaped, five-lobed along the top, and truncated at the bottom. The centre is composed of an openwork symmetrical flowering plant, bearing five flowers in red, blue and white glass amid foliation of lacquered metal. The outline is rendered in green glass. The back is plain.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

late 19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Made of perforated iron, heavily decorated in the thayo (relief moulded) brown thit-si lacquer and glass inlay hman-zi shwei-cha technique.

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 cm, Width: 16 cm

Descriptive line

Fan-shaped side piece from a Burmese lacquered openwork metal and inlay glass headdress. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Ornamented with a red, blue and white flowering plants. ca. late 19th century.

Materials

Iron; Thitsi; Pigment; Clay; Ash; Glass

Techniques

Metal-working; Lacquering; Forming; Glass-working; Inlay

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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