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Native NameKundaung
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
Height: 31.8cm
Outside Diameter:19.1cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other NumberO.297 - Other Number

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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