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2006/101/1-2 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 hintah (or hamsa, the Brahmin duck). The hintah sits on a hexagonal base and has a beak and feet similar to a ducks and a crested comb with incising on the feathers and base. There is a handle extending from the head to the tail of the figure.

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Summary

Object No.

2006/101/1-2

Object Statement

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

Physical Description

A bronze Burmese weight in the form of a hintah (or hamsa, the Brahmin duck). The hintah sits on a hexagonal base and has a beak and feet similar to a ducks and a crested comb with incising on the feathers and base. There is a handle extending from the head to the tail of the figure.

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Height

85 mm

Width

60 mm

Depth

50 mm

Production

Made

Notes

This weight measured 50 tical.

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Harvard

Burmese bronze weight 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 14 June 2021, <https://ma.as/375868>

Wikipedia

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