- Museum number
Acolyte's alms bowl made probably of metal and woven split bamboo that has been lacquered. With a painted inscription. There is a carrying cord of woven yarn and one internal tray.
- Production date
Height: 25.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is a hpothudaw kyat. Hpothudaw are monastery-dwelling lay acolytes who shave their heads, take vows, but wear white robes instead of yellow, and carry a distinctive bowl when they follow behind the monks on their alms round to collect food each day. This kyat bowl is inscribed in red lacquer paint on the base and dated in both Burmese and English. It was used by an acolyte name U Kyi who had constructed a prayer/ordination hall as a deed of merit.
- 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
- Purchased by the donors at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda market in Ywama village, Inle Lake, Shan State on 14 January 1994 for US$45.
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Isaacs 270