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Cup made of lacquered thin bamboo basketry with incised decorations (yun). The decoration is of elephants in black, which is the background lacquer, with running human figures between, the areas between cross-hatched in yellow. The inside is covered in red pigment. The outside has two inscriptions: one is the address of the workshop, the other says 'HSAING winner of gold medal'. This presumably refers to the maker. The base has a floral pattern on it.

Details

cup (food service)
22.12.66/68
Anthropology

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  cup (food service)
object name (local):  basketry cup,incised decoration
object name:  cup (food service)

Place
Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  Myanmar (Burma) 

Materials & techniques
plant fibre; lacquer
Additional material & technique information
material: plant fibre (overall)
material: lacquer (overall)
Measurements
overall: 82.55 x 101.6 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 82.55 x 101.6 mm

Provenance
donor:  Commonwealth Institute  Undefined - 1966-12-22


Related subjects
association: Food and Feasting
object name: cups (food service)

Record created 2000-01-22
Record last updated 2017-04-20

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