- Museum number
Flat type of betel box of woven, lacquered bamboo in an unusual shape and decorated in the yun (incised) technique with a figured scene, possibly of the nat Punnaka, in pink lacquer. Inscribed.
- Production date
- 20thC (mid)
Height: 8.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The pink yun work is exceptionally fine. The inscriptions demonstrate that the piece was signed by the lacquer craftsman who made it.
U Kyaw Zan Tha suggested that the fancy signature is the name Maung San Aye. If this is accurate, then this piece is unusual for having the name of the actual lacquer worker and the name of the workshop.
Punnaka is a character in the Vidhurapandita Jataka. He has also become important as a protective figure of power in 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
- Acquired by the donors in Maymyo market from Ayub Khan in April 1993 for 400 kyats.
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Isaacs 217