Rare Opium Weight 20 Tical Beast Burma EOW95

$395.00

From Burma, this rare 20 tical beast opium weight is in a style seldom seen with distinct short vertical base lines, a 9 ray star sign and 2 arrow head like markings on both sides of the chest. There are no identical references to the styling of this weight in the *Gears reference guide, but it most closely resembles a weight in Group 2, D.

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The beast opium weight is thought to represent the Bodhisattva, or one who seeks enlightenment out of compassion to release others from suffering, as well as the Chakravartin, a divine universal monarch.

Characteristics

Height: 7cm, 2.8 in
Base:  3.5cm, 1.4 in
Weight: 321grams
Base plan: square
Mouth Appendage: Rod
Base lines: SV
Period: 1767-1785
Form: beast

* Earth to Heaven: The Royal Animal-Shaped Weights of the Burmese Empire Paperback , 2002 by Joan & Donald Gear

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