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Pair of cymbals

Pair of cymbals

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1868 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brass

  • Museum number:

    05106A/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Both cymbals are concave with a narrow moulded rim rising to a tiny boss at the centre. A tasseled cord would have been knotted inside a hole at each of their apexes.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

ca. 1868 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Brass

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.2 cm both

Object history note

Received from Burma Vienna Exhibition 1873

Historical significance: Struck together to produce a ringing tone they would have formed part of the musical entertainment at a Burmese pwe (musical and theatrical entertainment)

Descriptive line

A pair of Burmese brass cymbals. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Concave with a narrow moulded rim. ca. 1868

Materials

Brass

Techniques

Casting; Hammering

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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