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Small Cast Silver Figure of a Dancer

Burma
circa 1890

height (with stand): 14cm

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Provenance

UK art market

This fine cast, chased and incised model of a traditional male Burmese dancer stands on a domed, pieced silver dais or stand. He wears the traditional tightly bound headdress for a Burmese man, and most interestingly, has been modelled with traditional Burmese velvet-lined sandals known a shnyat-phanat.

The image retains its original Burmese wooden stand, and is in fine condition without losses.

References

Fraser-Lu, S., Silverware of South-East Asia, Oxford University Press, 1989.

Fraser-Lu, S., Burmese Crafts: Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 1994.

Tilly, H.L., The Silverwork of Burma (with Photographs by P. Klier), The Superintendent, Government Printing, 1902.

Tilly, H.L., Modern Burmese Silverwork (with Photographs by P. Klier), The Superintendent, Government Printing, 1904.

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