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2006/101/1-3 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 toe ung (part bull, part lion). The toe oung sits on a small square base and has a body that resembles a bull with the face of a lion. It also features horns and the hooves and tail of a horse. There is a curved handle extending from the head to the tail of the figure.

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Summary

Object No.

2006/101/1-3

Object Statement

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

Physical Description

A bronze Burmese weight in the form of a toe ung (part bull, part lion). The toe oung sits on a small square base and has a body that resembles a bull with the face of a lion. It also features horns and the hooves and tail of a horse. There is a curved handle extending from the head to the tail of the figure.

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Height

70 mm

Width

45 mm

Depth

35 mm

Production

Made

Notes

This weight measured 20 tical.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Burmese bronze weight 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 October 2021, <https://ma.as/375869>

Wikipedia

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