- Museum number
Betel box with stand made of woven and lacquered bamboo and lacquered wood. Black lacquer with shwe zawa gold leaf decoration depicting scenes from the Vessantara Jataka. The top of the lid shows Vessantara giving away his two children to Jujaka the Brahmin. The drum depicts the hunter's dog chasing Jujaka up a tree and forest animals preventing Maddi (Vessantara's wife) from returning to the monastery.
- Production date
- 20thC (mid)
Diameter: 34 centimetres (foot only)
Diameter: 39.50 centimetres (maximum)
Height: 55.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Light, thin, high-quality gold leaf work.
- Not on display
- Heavy damage to the join at the top of the lid and the drum.
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Vessantara Jataka
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired by the donors on the east steps of the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon in March 1992 for 650 kyats.
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Isaacs 165