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artist
attributions_note
bibliography
Lowry, John. Burmese Art:Victoria and Albert Museum London Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1974. 30p.,ill
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
1850-12-31
date_start
1850-01-01
date_text
ca 1850 (made)
descriptive_line
Burmese gold box and cover. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). ca. 1850. Set with rubies, diamonds and emeralds.
dimensions
Height: 8.9 cm, Diameter: 11.4 cm [cover (closure)] Height: 8.6 cm, Diameter: 11.4 cm [Box] Height: 8.9 cm, Diameter: 11.4 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
South-East Asia, room 47a
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Received into Indian Museum 1855. Possibly part of the Exposition Universelle in Paris 1855 Originally contained two gold trays - reported missing 9/5/55 Historical significance: The sumptuousness of this article especially with the narawat (nine stone) ornament on the lid suggests that it may have originally belonged to a member of the Burmese royal family or to a high official of the court of Ava. Register of 1880 - "From the King of Burma"
id
13005
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:08:36.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:08:36.000Z
latitude
19.257959
location
South-East Asia, room 47a, case 15
longitude
96.682999
marks
materials
gold, ruby, emerald, diamonds, rubies
materials_techniques
Gold, diamonds, emeralds and rubies
museum_number
02751A/(IS)
museum_number_token
027510
object_number
O10613
object_type
Box
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Massive gold straight sided cylindrical Betel Box. Grooved patterns closely inlaid with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. [cover (closure)] Slip over, straight sided, cylindrical cover to the Betel Box. Sides of the box encircled with repeating rows of the traditional acheik (wave) pattern into which rubies have been closely set. The top of the box is similarly richly patterned. It is further embellished with a centralised design of a narawat (nine-stone) ornament of eight diamonds around a large ruby within a framework of diamonds and emeralds. [Box] Straight sided cylindrical inside to the Betel Box which originally contained two gold trays. Plain gold except for the single row of closely set rubies on the narrow flaring base.
place
Burma
primary_image_id
2011ET1154
production_note
Acquired by the India Museum in 1855.
production_type
Unique
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
box
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
inlay
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1850
year_start
1850