Three-legged, carved table

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 59.110.1-2
Type: furniture; carving
Date of production:
late 19th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: wood, carved
Dimensions: height: 66 cm
diameter: 65 cm
Three-legged carved table with removable, ornate, openwork table top. While the legs are made up of lion-like mythological creatures (Burmese: chinte) and drooping vines standing on the backs of kneeling female figures, the table top's sprawling flora encloses a narrative field: within it a human figure and a dancing divine being (nat?). Around them, in four directions, four stylised animal figures appear.