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Doorway

  • Place of origin:

    Mandalay (made)
    Burma

  • Date:

    1878-1885 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood, carved gilt and covered in a mosaic of mirror glass set in thitsi-lacquer in the thayo (relief-moulded) and hman-zi shwei-cha glass inlay technique.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by G. Grasemann

  • Museum number:

    IS.64B-1959

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Doorway consisting of a pair of arched doors which are divided into ornate framed compartments of a central medallion surrounded by floral and foliate patterns; jambs that are decorated with a lattice work of open flower heads; all surmounted by a cusped arch against a rectangular panel of a similar decorative scheme to the doors.

Place of Origin

Mandalay (made)
Burma

Date

1878-1885 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Wood, carved gilt and covered in a mosaic of mirror glass set in thitsi-lacquer in the thayo (relief-moulded) and hman-zi shwei-cha glass inlay technique.

Dimensions

Height: 232 cm, Width: 123 cm

Object history note

Claimed to have come from King Thibaw's Palace at Mandalay

Descriptive line

Burmese doorway of wood, carved, gilt and covered with a mosaic of mirror glass set in lacquer. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Decorated in a network of floral and foliate patterns.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

cat. no. 41
Burmese art / John Lowry. London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1974 Number: 0112901794 :

Materials

Wood; Thitsi-lacquer; Gold leaf; Mirror glass; Ash

Techniques

Woodworking; Carving; Lacquering; Gilding; Glass working

Categories

Furniture

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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