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Beer Barrel

Native NameChunga
Object Number:A1165
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Provenience: Tibet
Period: 18th Century
Date Made: 18th Century
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Brass
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Other Number:Getz 147 - Other Number

Description

Beer barrel, chunga. Wood with brass bands. Cylindric shaped, used in Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim for Murwa beer, brewed from fermented millet. The hoops are of Nepalese repousse work wrought in flowered scroll design.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 147View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. V. no. 2. pg. 55-114 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 31View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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