Citation
Silver Bowl

Material Information

Title:
Silver Bowl
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Donor:
On permanent loan from the Britain-Burma Society (gift from Mrs Dawn Aubrey).
Place of Publication:
Myanmar
Publication Date:
Measurements:
H15 x D21.3 cm in

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Silver bowls ( lcsh )
Bowls (Tableware) ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Myanmar
Coordinates:
21 x 96

Notes

Abstract:
This bowl displays the fine work and deep repousse typical of Burmese silverwork. The stories are skilfully compressed Burmese adaptations of tales popular throughout the region, featuring lithe depictions of principal characters like the half-bird female and male kinnari and kinnara pair. The base of this bowl bears the sign of the maker in a large lotus pattern. (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: 38

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.