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Ceremonial Betel Box

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Native Name:
Kundaung
Kalat
Pwe Kun It
Object Number:
29-130-44
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Burmese
Provenience:
Burma
Date Made:
Early 20th Century
Early Date:
1900
Late Date:
1925
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Lacquer
Bamboo
Wood
Gilding
Glass
Semi-Precious Stone
Technique:
Lacquered
Gilded
Inlaid
Description:
Kundaung (Burmese), a ceremonial betel box. A round bamboo-based lacquer box gilded and ornamented with semi-precious stones and colored glass. The box is attached, possibly glued, to a Kalat (Burmese), a tall wooden stand.
Height:
31.8cm
Outside Diamater:
19.1cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:
O.297   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Creating the Quid: Betel Chewing Paraphernalia from Asia and the Pacific (05 Apr 1997 - 31 Dec 1997)
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