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Object Number:89-13-292
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Provenience: North Thailand
Thailand
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Metal
Ivory (uncertain)
Bone (uncertain)
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the Asian Collections, University Museum, 1989

Description

Two dark colored wood paddle shaped pieces of wood. Paddles have a movable joint at the end of the handle. The two handles are held together with round bamboo braiding. The paddles themselves are pear shaped with the interior side of each carved out to form a casing for the parts of the scale: a thin, ivory/bone? ruler with metal attachments, a round metal tray, a tiny weight and strings attaching tese objects to each other.

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