Burmese oval lime box (hton bu) used in the preparation of the betel quid and made of thick copper with white metal, black alloy and copper inlay. The lid is made of white metal with decorative inlay contrasting with the plain red copper sides of the lid and box. Of the lid decoration: concentric bands of red and white with chevrons of red, white and black; red; white; then a broad 6.5mm red copper itself inlaid with 16 circles of white, red and white. The next area is not concentric but sharply pointed at both ends. Its border is complex, consisting of red, black and white slashes between thin white lines. The base is deeply recessed and inscribed.

An00134708 001 l

Thing

Made Of
copper, alloy, white metal
Type of Thing
betel equipment, lime-box
Techniques
beaten

People

Place

Made In
Burma

Time

Acquired In
2005
Made
19thC-20thC

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