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Zodiac bowl. Cast and soldered bronze. The base is soldered to the bowl. There are two levels of decoration on the outside of the bowl. Both registers have 12 images in each. There is a floral motif on the base inside the bowl. There is possibly a repair on the side.
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Diameter: 6.50 inches
Height: 12.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Drawn in 1939,03184.108.40.206. This bowl is the image on the left, whereas 1939,0312.5 is the image on the right.
Bronze bowl the sides of which are decorated with two rows of figures in relief separated by a straight line as in the similar bowl 78 2-10-3. This has no date like No. 139 of the Raffles Collection Nos.1& 2 of 78 2-10. The upper figures are human beings & animals, the lower the signs of the Zodiac. Cf. the figures on the chairs in Nos. 72 to 82 and 85.
Figured in Raffles’Java Pl.79 Figures 1&2
Presented by the Executor of lady Raffles
Joe Cribb, "Raffles' Magic Coins' (1999), p. 55, fig. 28, caption reads "Fig. 28. East Javanese bronze zodiac beakers collected by Raffles. One example (below left) is dated 1251 in the Shaka era (AD 1329). BM OA 1859.12-28.139 (left), 138 (centre) and 140 (right), Raffles Collection." The photograph shows three zodiac beakers.
- Not on display
- Broken and repaired.
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