Betel Chewing, Leaf Holders, Lime Containers, and Other (Paraphernalia) (000068)
Myanmar Container Lacquer and Silver 
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A 20th century red lacquer cylindrical box for betel chewing ingredients (H=23 cm). The cover and the body are approximately the same size and fit together tightly. The elaborate decoration on this box is executed by applying high-relief figures in silver. The images depict characters from the epic tale, Ramayana, For a close-up view of one of the figures, click here.