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Betel-box
(Kun-it)
(early 20th century)

Medium
lacquer, bamboo
Measurements
(a-d) 22.0 × 22.8 cm diameter (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Burma
Accession Number
2012.49.a-d
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of John McCarthy in memory of Edwin and Margot McCarthy through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2012
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Lacquered betel box with lid and two trays (Kun-it), decorated with incised 'signs of the zodiac' pattern (yathi-yok) and 'animals of the 8 days of the week' pattern (gyo shit myo) in black outlined rectangular cartouches against a background of cross hatching (pan-bwa design) with a peacock in the centre of the lid, black ground, red/orange, green and yellow design.