University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKun-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
Height: 8.2cm
Outside Diameter:12.7cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1981
Other Number249 - Other Number


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.

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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