Large oval lime box (Burmese: htoun bu) used in the preparation of the betel quid. It is made of a beaten black metal alloy and decorated on the lid in silver in the repoussé technique. The design on the lid is of an ogre riding on a stag, which is set against vibrant scrolling. The rim and the base are further decorated with inlaid metal. Remains of the original lime contents are still to be found inside the box. Inscribed.

An00046998 001 l


Made Of
copper, ["alloy", "unspecified"], silver
Type of Thing
betel equipment, lime-box
mammal, ogre/giant
beaten, repoussé, inlaid


Acquired From
Isaacs, Ralph to The British Museum
By Ethnic Group
Shan, ?


Acquired In

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