Decorative Carving

33.481

Decorative Carving

33.481

Description

Jataka tales and episodes from the Ramayana inspired Burmese craft traditions and resulted in intricately carved ivory decorative art. This object is a prime example of a combination of relief sculpting and fine tracery work, with a figure ensconced within.
Scholars venture to say that the carved ivory panels on the base depict scenes after the defeat of one of Ravana's armies.
Sir D.J. Tata Collection

Collection

South East Asian Art

Object Type

Decorative Art

Material

Elephant ivory and wood

Schools/Culture/Period

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Technique

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Date

20th century CE

Location

Myanmar

Dimension

Ht.: 21 cm