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Lidded offering container
Place of Origin: Thailand
Date: 1800-1925
Materials: Lacquered wood and bamboo with mother-of-pearl
Dimensions: H. 23 in x W. 20 1/2 in x D. 20 1/2 in, H. 58.4 cm x W. 52.1 cm x D. 52.1 cm
Credit Line: Gift from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Southeast Asian Art Collection
Department: Southeast Asian Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: 2006.27.105.a-.b
On Display: No

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Members of the royal family used sumptuous lidded offering containers consisting of a tray and a cone-shaped cove, to present food to monks during royal ceremonies.

A container similar to this one in shape and design but inlaid with gold rather than mother-of-pearl was used in the ceremonies in 1919 for the funeral of the wife of Rama V who was also the mother of Rama VI and Rama VII.


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Exhibition History: "Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma" Asian Art Museum, October 23, 2009 - January 10, 2010
Label:

Members of the royal family used sumptuous lidded offering containers consisting of a tray and a cone-shaped cove, to present food to monks during royal ceremonies.

A container similar to this one in shape and design but inlaid with gold rather than mother-of-pearl was used in the ceremonies in 1919 for the funeral of the wife of Rama V who was also the mother of Rama VI and Rama VII.


Exhibition History: "Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma" Asian Art Museum, October 23, 2009 - January 10, 2010