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Hsun ok (offering vessel)

Hsun ok (offering vessel)

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (Prome, made)

  • Date:

    1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Split bamboo; basket work; covered with a coating of black thitsi-gum composition followed by coats of red thitsi lacquer.

  • Credit Line:

    Curzon Bequest

  • Museum number:

    IM.124B-1927

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Burma (Prome, made)

Date

1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Split bamboo; basket work; covered with a coating of black thitsi-gum composition followed by coats of red thitsi lacquer.

Dimensions

Height: 14 in bowl, Diameter: 7 in

Object history note

Historical significance: "A vessel in which to carry food - rice etc - sometimes fruit, to the monastery to be used by the poon-gyis (monks). This is done most often on holidays - 1st Moon Day." Daw San San Maw; 26/10/1992.

Descriptive line

Burmese hsun ok (offering vessel for religious use). Shallow bowl supported on a pedestal with an internal tray and a cover in the form of a stupa. Bamboo covered in red lacquer and gilded thayo work of scrolling foliate patterns. ca.1900

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

Sylvia Fraser-Lu Burmese Lacquerware 1985; p.86

Materials

Bamboo; Thitsi lacquer; Clay; Pigment

Techniques

Basketry; Lacquering; Colouring

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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