17thC Chin Bronze Bangle ETJ35


From the mid-late Ava Period (1287-1752), the style of this antique tribal bangle is distinctly Chin with angled spiked surfaces and an H shape on the band. This bangle has experienced a remarkable amount of wear, losing about 30 grams of bronze, as can be seen when compared to the newer Chin bangle in the photo included to see the contrast.

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The spiked surface of the bronze bangle has nearly disappeared completely and the H is now indistinguishable. It has a gorgeous patina and has been mounted on a custom built stand for display. The Chin are a Sino-Tibetan race, thought to have descended from central China. Within Burma, they predominantly inhabit Chin State, which is located in the mountainous north-west of the country, bordering Bangladesh to the west and India to the north.


Diameter: 6.8cm, 2.7 in (inside measurement)
Width of band: 1.1cm, .43 in
Weight: 90 grams
Period: Ava, 17th century possibly earlier
Ethnic Group: Chin
Provenance: Chin State, Burma

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