Pesi per oppio (2) - Bronzo - Poids en forme d'Hintha - Burma - XIX secolo

Descrizione
Pesi per oppio (2) - Bronzo - Poids en forme d'Hintha - Burma - XIX secolo
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DESCRIPTION:

Two ‘opium’ weights representing Hintha, the mythical Burmese bird, one of the three classic representations used for these weights, with the elephant and the lion.

Their size and weight are approximately identical, just over 300 grams, which corresponded to approximately 20 tikal, in the old Burmese metric system, 19th century, at least.

Travel diary of Jean Dumoulin.

These typical weights from Burma have been used for centuries and are sometimes still used in certain markets of remote villages. These are named ‘opium weights’, but were used to weigh all sorts of precious products, gold, silver, medicinal plants, or even simple consumer goods.

Condition:

In good condition, with some age and use marks, a beautiful patina of use.

Carefully packaged and shipped with insurance via Bpost, with track & trace.

Dettagli lotto
Numero complessivo di oggetti
2
Oggetto
Pesi per oppio
Materiale
Bronzo
Periodo
XIX secolo
Regione/paese d'origine
Burma
Attribuzione
Originale
Titolo dell'opera
Poids en forme d'Hintha
Condizioni
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Dimensioni
61×38×38 mm
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