Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Gong and armlet

Gong and armlet

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    before 1880 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Beaten metal, wood and textile

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Circular decorated with a central boss. Suspended by strings bound with red cloth from a carved armlet.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)


before 1880 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Beaten metal, wood and textile


Diameter: 21 cm of gong, Height: 44 cm including armlet, strings and gong

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Room No. 7- continued. Case 41.] '02,035. GONG, with carved wood armlet; Burmah. 4,417'

Descriptive line

Burmese gong suspended from a carved wood armlet. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). ca. before 1880

Production Note

Attribution note: Possibly intended as a "dinner gong" to be worn over the arm and struck with a striker.


Metal; Wood; Textile


Metal-working; Woodworking; Textile process


India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.