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Betel Box

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Native Name:
Kun-it
Aep Yaa
Object Number:
82-7-65A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Burmese (uncertain)
Thai (uncertain)
Isaan (uncertain)
Provenience:
Burma (uncertain)
Pagan (uncertain)
Date Made:
1900-1950
Early Date:
1900
Late Date:
1950
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Bamboo
Thayo
Lacquer
Technique:
Lacquered
Thayo
Description:
Cylindrical betel box base in lacquer with bamboo structure. Red color. Etching design in za-yun, Burmese term for wire mesh design. Wide base with an inward step for the lid to rest on. Tall vertical inner portion. Probably imported to Thailand from Pagan, Burma.
Height:
8.2cm
Outside Diameter:
12.7cm
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase, 1981
Other Number:
249   -   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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