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Opium Weight 10 Tical Beast EOW11

$135.00

From Bagan, Burma, this beast opium weight is from the early 19th century. It has a rod mouth appendage and a slightly pitted surface from use.

Availability: In stock

The beast 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.

This beast opium weight is classified by *Gear as Group 2, Period D.

Characteristics
Height: 5.5cm, 2.2 in
Base: 3cm, 1.2 in
Weight: 10 kyat/tical, 156 grams (kyat mass: 15.8g)
Base plan: square
Base lines: 4 horizontal lines
Sign: 9 ray star
Frequency: 140/1000
Period: 1796-1819, King Bodawpaya
Form: beast

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

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