Asian Tribal Art - Large Offering Vessel, Hsun Ok, Pagan, Burma

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Large offering vessel, hsun ok
Pagan, Burma
Wood, lacquer, pigment
37.5 inches high by 17.5 inches diameter (95 by 44.5 cm)
Late 19th or early 20th century

A large offering vessel composed of four pieces: a base, a large food bowl with lid, and the finial. Two rows of high-stepping mythological beasts embellish the body of the main food bowl.

This type of lacquerware is known as yun, where the designs are incised, then lacquer is applied and wiped away, leaving the engraved lines with the black color. A few minor chips, otherwise in very good condition.


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