Kyi-dauk or Sa-dauk

Material Information

Kyi-dauk or Sa-dauk
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Alternate Title:
Document tube
Alternate Title:
Sa-dauk or Kyi-dauk
Alternate Title:
Letter tube
Previously owned by Rev. Dr. R.L. Howard. On loan from Elizabeth Moore.
Place of Publication:
Publication Date:
Lacquer with gilding ( medium )


Subjects / Keywords:
Sa dauk
Kyi dauk
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Myanmar
21 x 96


A lacquered and gilded piece made for the presentation of documents to the Rev. Dr R.L. Howard in his role as Associate Secretary of the American Baptists Foreign Missionary Society by the Burma Theological Society in 1937. The trip marked a return to the country after 15 years spent teaching at Judson College, named in honour of the first American Baptist missionary, Adoniram Judson (1788-1850). The tube, specially made to hold a written message, is variously called kyi-dauk or sa-dauk, the latter translated as ‘letter tube’. (Text by John T. Carpenter and Yoshiko Yasumura, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007. Listed as item number: 33

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Brunei Gallery
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.