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2006/101/1-1 Weight (1 of 3), bronze, maker unknown, Burma, 1800-1885. Click to enlarge.

Burmese bronze weight

Made
A bronze Burmese weight in the form of a karaweik (Indian cuckoo or Burmese crane). The karaweik sits on a rounded base and has a sharply pointed beak and feet similar to a chicken. The neck feathers, frills and top of the base have been incised. There is a handle extending from the head to the tail of the figure.

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Summary

Object No.

2006/101/1-1

Object Statement

Weight (1 of 3), bronze, maker unknown, Burma, 1800-1885

Physical Description

A bronze Burmese weight in the form of a karaweik (Indian cuckoo or Burmese crane). The karaweik sits on a rounded base and has a sharply pointed beak and feet similar to a chicken. The neck feathers, frills and top of the base have been incised. There is a handle extending from the head to the tail of the figure.

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Height

102 mm

Width

72 mm

Depth

55 mm

Production

Made

Notes

This weight measured 20 tical.

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Harvard

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Wikipedia

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