Art

Art
** UNDER CONSTRUCTION:  Due to the recent changes in our template some labels may not be accurate.

The Burma Collections have quadrupled since their inception, most recently with a bequest from the private collection of Jerry Paul Bennett. Among more than 10,000 items relating to Burma, extensive bibliographic holdings are conserved in the Southeast Asia and Special Collections of Founders Memorial Library and are available free of charge through interlibrary loan. An impressive map collection may be viewed in the Davis Hall Map Library. The Burma Art Collection, including numerous items from the Konrad and Sarah Bekker Collection, is located in the NIU Art Museum, where selections from the permanent collection are exhibited on a continuing basis.

Lacquerware

lacquerware

Lacquerware includes betel boxes, food platters, mirror stands, plates, bowls, cups and containers.

Paintings

painting

Artwork includes works on canvas, illustrations, watercolors and wall hangings.

Textiles

textiles

Textiles include kalagas, clothing items, bolts of fabric, flags, and banners.

Manuscripts

manuscripts

Kammavaca and Parabeik manuscripts as well as chests.

Sculptures

sculptures

Sculptures of Buddha images, Donors, Earth Goddesses, Monks, etc.

Votives Tablets

tablets

Burma/Myanmar votive tablets of the Pagan and Pyu periods.

Metals

Metals

Bronze, silver and brass metals.

Swords/Daggers

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View swords and daggers

Reverse Glass Paintings

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Some of our reverse glass paintings

Other

other

View musical instruments, ivory, jade, etc.