Pesi birmani (6) - Bronzo - Peso totale 922 gr - Poids en forme d'Hintha - Burma - XIX secolo

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Pesi birmani (6) - Bronzo - Peso totale 922 gr - Poids en forme d'Hintha - Burma - XIX secolo
In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione

DESCRIPTION

Lot of 6 so-called “Opium” Weights representing a Hintha, a Burmese mythical bird, which is one of the three classical representations used for these weights, together with an elephant and a lion. The set is not homogeneous. The largest one measures 65 mm high, the smallest 28 mm, the total weight is 922 grams; 19th century.

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 actually crafted to weigh all sorts of precious products, gold, silver, medicinal plants, areca nuts, or even simple consumer goods.

CONDITION

Good condition, with some traces of age and wear, magnificent patina of wear.


It will be packaged with care and sent by insured mail with track & trace via Bpost.

Dettagli lotto
Numero complessivo di oggetti
6
Oggetto
Pesi birmani
Materiale
Bronzo
Periodo
XIX secolo
Regione/paese d'origine
Burma
Attribuzione
Originale
Tema / Rappresentazione
Peso totale 922 gr
Titolo dell'opera
Poids en forme d'Hintha
Condizioni
In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
Dimensioni
68×38×38 mm
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