University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:A1159A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sinhalese
Provenience: India
Sri Lanka
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Ivory
Technique:Carved
Incised
Iconography:Dancer
Parrots
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914

Description

Ivory plaque carved and pierced: central portion of a double comb or inset for a box. Central figure is a dancer in slight relief with details incised. Parrots on two flanking panels. Reverse of plaque shows backview of the dancer and parrots.


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