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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1996,1217.1

  • Description

    Three-colour lacquered bowl of woven bamboo decorated in the yun technique. It is so-called Madras ware. The piece is decorated with elephants, a palm tree, and dancing figures. The bowl stands on a bamboo base; inscribed. Given in a small printed cotton bag.

  • Date

    • 19thC-20thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.5 centimetres
    • Diameter: 11 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
  • Curator's comments

    Made in Burma for use by Chettiar families.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1996

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1996,1217.1

Three-colour lacquer bowl decorated in 'Yun' technique; so-called Madras ware; decorated with elephants, palm tree, dancing figures; on bamboo base; inscribed. Given in a small printed cotton bag.

Three-colour lacquer bowl decorated in 'Yun' technique; so-called Madras ware; decorated with elephants, palm tree, dancing figures; on bamboo base; inscribed. Given in a small printed cotton bag.

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