- Museum number
Small betel-box made of woven and coiled split bamboo, and lacquer. There is one internal tray. The interior has a plain dark red lacquer covering, while the exterior is decorated, in the yun technique, with the pan-bwa and yok-thei designs (on the top and side of the lid - figures alternating with palm trees on a ground of near-abstract floral pattern; on the side of the drum - elephants and ?birds alternating on the same ground), using red, green, yellow and black lacquer. The base of the single internal tray has a basic yun design in green and yellow lacquer. In the centre of the lid and of the base is a bird, which is probably a peacock, though badly drawn.
- Production date
Diameter: 11.20 centimetres
Height: 9.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- In his notes, Ralph Isaacs describes it as a '(?)hintha bird, [with] vulture-like neck [and] fat tail feathers.'
- Not on display
- Evidence of use internally, but basically in good condition.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Bought by Mr Isaacs from U Aung SWe, on February 25th. 1991.
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Isaacs 72