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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:

    02035(IS)

  • 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)

Date

before 1880 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Beaten metal, wood and textile

Dimensions

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.

Materials

Metal; Wood; Textile

Techniques

Metal-working; Woodworking; Textile process

Categories

India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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