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Lid to a monastic alms bowl, thabeik. Made of coiled split bamboo and lacquer, internally red, externally black. The interior has a pasted label indicating that it is of "Elephant" brand. Inscribed.
- Production date
- 1920s (?)
Diameter: 26 centimetres (max)
Height: 7.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Acquired by the donor in Rajasthan, having been made in Ava, Burma, retailed in Rangoon, brought with the Chettiars to southern Tamil Nadu and thence, recently, to the tourist marts of Rajasthan as a consequence of the breaking up of ancestral homes in Chettinad.
(From Rajasthan to Adelaide, and from Adelaide to Bloomsbury!).
This lid with its paper label, along with the other four in the group, unequivocally indicates the manufacture of monastic alms bowls in Ava.
- Not on display
- good overall, however there are cracks in the lacquer on the inside rim of the bowl and on the base.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired from Mrs Mary Rose Collom who is from Adelaide, Australia. She acquired the pieces in Rajasthan, the lid was sent to the donors in Somerset. The object was made in Ava, Burma, retailed in Rangoon, brought with the Chettiars to southern Tamil Nadu and thence to the tourist marts of Rajasthan as a consequence of the breaking up of ancestral homes in Chettinad.
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