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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1872,0701.132

  • Description

    Standard (Burmese: tagundaing). A wooden pole with a lattice of lacquer attached by six pegs; surmounted by a human-headed figure of a hamsa (sacred goose). Made of gilded and glass inlaid wood.

  • Date

    • 18thC(late)-19thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 265 centimetres (approximately)
  • Bibliography

    • Isaacs & Blurton 2000 cat. 113, p. 166 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2000 Apr - 2000 Aug, BM, 'Visions from the Golden Land: Burma and the Art of Lacquer.'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased by John Bridge at the Stuart sale at Christie's in June, 1830. The collection was given to the British Museum in 1872 by Mrs John Bridge and his nieces, Miss Fanny Bridge and Mrs Edgar Baker, on the death that year of George Bridge, brother of John Bridge.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1872,0701.132

  • Additional IDs

    • 1880.3534 (1970s tracking number, no longer used.)
Garuda standard consisting of a wooden pole with lattice of lacquer attached by six pegs; surmounted by a human-headed figure of Garuda.

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Garuda standard consisting of a wooden pole with lattice of lacquer attached by six pegs; surmounted by a human-headed figure of Garuda.

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