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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:

    Cast white metal or brass.

  • Museum number:

    05118(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Conical shaped with a narrow moulded decoration of lines and semi-circles around the rim and around the hole at the apex of each cymbal. Held together with a cotton tape knotted inside each hole.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

ca. 1868 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cast white metal or brass.

Dimensions

Diameter: 6 cm, Height: 4.5 cm each

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

A pair of Burmese cast metal cymbals. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Conical shaped with moulded decoration. ca. 1868.

Materials

Metal

Techniques

Cast

Categories

India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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