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
Elephant ivory and wood
20th century CE
Ht.: 21 cm