manuscripts manuscripts
manuscripts manuscripts
manuscripts MANUSCRIPT CHEST
Burma/Myanmar
Burma/Myanmar
Ava Period:
c. 17th-18th Century
Wood lacquered and gilded
h. 19 1/2 cm.
w. 65 cm.
d. 19 1/4 cm.

Gift of Konrad and
Sarah Bekker, 1987
BC87.01.33a
Manuscript Chest and Stand, lacquered wood, gilded with mirror inlay. Rectangular shaped box with hinged lid. Decorated with molded lacquer and inlay. Manuscript chest stand is a four-legged stand with foliate design, gilded. This chest is from Mandalay and said to have belonged to a princess of the Ava period (17th and 18th century).