Burmese lime-box (Burmese: htoun bu), in black alloy over copper and inlaid with white metal, brass and copper. The lid is shallow domed, black alloy very neatly inlaid with with red copper and white metal. The design is composed of seven flower heads, each with four petals except for the central and largest one which has eight petals round a disc. Very fine scrolling of inlaid white metal forms like fern fronds. The sides of the box are of black alloy and show the same fine fern like scrolling as on the lid and tiny dots in same metal. The keel on the lid and the foot of the box are both made of a yellow-white metal and are reeded. The base itself is made of red copper and is now dented. Inside there are slight traces of lime. The metal has been beaten.

An00134710 001 l


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


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