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Hka-lauk (cattle bell)

Hka-lauk (cattle bell)

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded brass with raised decoration.

  • Museum number:

    02871(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hollowed semi-circular shape with two loops for handles and two clappers strung on an internal bamboo stick. The bell is covered from waist to base with surface decoration of a series of delicate flowering stems within corded rectangular frames. This cording also defines the arch on either side of the bell.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

ca. 1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Moulded brass with raised decoration.

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter: 9 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: To be suspended from a collar by the two loops at the top.

Descriptive line

Burmese moulded brass hka-lauk (cattle bell) with two handles. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885) Semi-circular with floral and geometric surface decoration. ca. 1860

Materials

Brass

Techniques

Moulded

Categories

India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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