Silver Bowl

Material Information

Silver Bowl
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
On permanent loan from the Britain-Burma Society (gift from Mrs Dawn Aubrey).
Place of Publication:
Publication Date:
H13 x D21.5 cm in


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


This bowl displays the fine work and deep repousse typical of Burmese silverwork, with lively narrative and animated figures such as the ogre Ravanna and the captive Princess Sita in the Rama story. The stories are skilfully compressed Burmese adaptations of tales popular throughout the region, with the supporting creatures like Ravanna’s sister, the ogress Ma Gambi (Kambi, Shurpanakha) masquerading as the golden deer. 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: 39

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.