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Lid to a monastic alms bowl, thabeik. Made of coiled split bamboo and red lacquer. The interior has a pasted label indicating that it is of "Mother Burma" brand and the propriertor is Ko Tun. Inscribed.
- Production date
- 1920s (?)
Diameter: 25.20 centimetres (max)
Height: 8.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- 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 is a small crack in the lacquer running along the interior edge of the base of the bowl
- 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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