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manuscripts SADAIK STORAGE CHEST
Burma/Myanmar
Mandalay Period:
c. 19th Century
Wood lacquered and gilded
h. 19 1/2 cm.
w. 65 cm.
d. 19 1/4 cm.
Stand h. 38 cm.
w. 57 cm.

Gift of Konrad and
Sarah Bekker, 1987
BC87.01.32.00
Featuring scenes of the life of Buddha illustrated in gilt molded lacquer using thayo technique on three sides of the chest. In the center the future Buddha is leaving the palace with his wife sleeping holding her young son.

Rectangular shaped storage chest with three sides decorated with molded lacquer and gilding representing scenes of the episodes in the life of the Buddha. Molding at base. Hinged lid.