- Museum number
Box, 'thitta'. The top face of the lid is decorated with an elephant and two human figures in front of a palace wall. Further elephant scenes are depicted around the sides of the box while on the base is a striding feline (perhaps a leopard) looking back over its shoulder. The vivid depiction of the prowling feline on the base of this box marks it out as the work of a considerable artist. It is executed in the 'yun' technique in red, yellow and black. The brillaint red lacquer interior is of the high quality 'pigeon-blood' variety.
- Production date
1900-1950 (According to Isaacs & Blurton 2000.)
Height: 8.30 centimetres
Width: 23 centimetres
Depth: 20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
See curator's comment for BM 1998.0613.1.
Isaacs and Blurton 2000:
This box is an indicator of the type of container acquired by Chettiar families to bring back to India from Burma.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 Apr - 2000 Aug, BM, 'Visions from the Golden Land: Burma and the Art of Lacquer.'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Bought in Bombay and thus probably commissioned originally by a Chettiar family who then brought it back to Tamil Nadu and have subsequently disposed of it.
- Registration number