Burmese oval lime box (Burmese: htoun bu) of copper, used in the preparation of the betel quid. The box is made of cast and beaten silver and a black alloy. Plain black-alloy forms the sides and is relieved by a reeded silver keel on the on the side of the lid and a plain silver band at the foot. The top of the lid is decorated in silver-wire inlay betwwen two large and two small flower heads. Within there is a cartouche shaped like a palm leaf manuscript with an inscription naming the owners.

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Thing

Made Of
alloy, copper, silver
Type of Thing
betel equipment, lime-box
Techniques
inlaid, cast, beaten

People

Place

Made In
Burma

Time

Acquired In
2005
Made
19thC-20thC

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