Burmese lacquer Yun storage chest, Thitta
Lovely example of Yun technique lacquerware box of large size. A beautiful incised lacquer design adorns this large rectangular box known in Burmese as a Thitta. Hinged lid.
The lid depicts a scene with 7 figures; the main central figure appears to be a Princess in a palatial room. She has 3 female attendants to the left and on the right are 3 seated male figurs, probably musicians.
Seated male and female court attendants adorn the sides of the box. The 2 black panels for personalisation of the chest, at top and bottom, remain unadorned.
Age: circa 1900-1930
45.5cm long x 35cm wide x 11cm high
Interior compartment capacity:
42cm long x 32.7cm wide x 9.5cm high