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A kamawa-sa and pair of kyan.

A kamawa-sa and pair of kyan.

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century-early 19th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    IM.85:1-1912

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Red lacquered and gilded stiffened cloth Kamawa-sa (Burmese Buddhist Ms.); a pair of unrelated wood Kyan (binding boards). Pali text, tamarind seed script with figurative and foliate decorative motifs.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

late 18th century-early 19th century (made)

Object history note

Presented by the Hon. Lady Beatrix Gatacre

Historical significance: Kamawa-sa: form for the initiation of a layman into the monk-hood; included extracts from the Buddhis scriptures.

Descriptive line

Red lacquered and gilded stiffened cloth kamawa-sa (Burmese Buddhist Ms.); pair of unrelated wood Kyan (binding boards). Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Pali text, tamarind seed script with figurative and foliate decorative motifs. Early 19th or late 18th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

cat. no. 44
Burmese art / John Lowry. London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1974 Number: 0112901794 :

Production Note

Date uncertain. Possibly late 18th century.

Materials

Lacquer; Gilt

Techniques

Lacquering; Gilding; Forming

Categories

Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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