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Lid to a monastic alms bowl, thabeik. Made of coiled split bamboo and lacquer, externally black, internally red. The interior has a pasted label indicating that it is of "Lion" brand. Inscribed.
- Production date
- 1920s (?)
Diameter: 22.50 centimetres (max)
Height: 7 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 crack in the lacquer running along the inside edge of the bowl and a large cracks on the base of the bowl
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- Acquisition notes
- Donated by Mr and Mrs R. Isaacs. Acquired in Rajasthan by Mrs Mary Rose Collom. Purchased by an Australian in Rajisthan, the lid was sent to the donors in Somerset. 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!).
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