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

Medium
lacquer, bamboo
Measurements
(a-d) 22.2 × 23.3 cm diameter (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Burma
Inscription
(a) incised in yellow lacquer (in Burmese script) on side of box l.l.:
incised in yellow lacquer (in Burmese script) on side of box l.r.:
incised in yellow lacquer (in Burmese script) on base of box c.:
(b) incised in yellow lacquer (in Burmese script) on top of lid u.c.:
incised in yellow lacquer (in Burmese script) on side of lid u.l.:
incised in yellow lacquer (in Burmese script) on side of lid u.r.:
Accession Number
2012.54.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 large images of human figures including dancers in lobed cartouches, red/orange ground, yellow, black and green design.