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Early 20th Century Lacquer and Bamboo Offering Vessel, Hsun Ok, Pagan, Burma



Early 20th century lacquer and bamboo offering Vessel, Hsun Ok, Pagan, Burma An imposing offering vessel composed of six pieces, with an inner tray adorned with the image of an elephant. The stepped panels of the two center bands are known as myin mo, a name derived from Mount Meru, the center of the cosmos. Within the frames are animal and human figures, which may represent the twelve signs of the Burmese zodiac. This type of lacquer-ware is known as yun, where the designs are incised, then lacquer is applied and wiped away, leaving the engraved lines with the black or yellow color. It measures 33? high by 18? diameter (84 by 45.7 cm). A few minor chips, but otherwise in very good condition. The top most finial has been glued onto the domed lid, please see photo, it can barely be seen from the outside as a faint line.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Diameter: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Style
    Tribal (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 19th-Early 20th Century
  • Condition
    Repaired: The top most finial has been glued to the tiered piece below it, likely because it was loose. It has no effect on the look or functionality of the piece. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    Point Richmond, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ZK#36011stDibs: LU1778222787472

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