Dance Mask (Topeng) of Prince Panji, Signed by Warno Waskito
Central Java, Indonesia
20th century
Inventory no.: 276
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Ikat
'Greater Blossom' Clan
Savu, Eastern Indonesia
late 19th century
Inventory no.: 561
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Buddha Dipankara with Followers & Sumedha
Burma
18th century
Inventory no.: 272
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Lacquered  Box
Burma
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 287
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Four Jamnagar ‘Gulab’ Betel Cutters
Jamnagar, India, but collected in Java, Indonesia
19th-20th century
Inventory no.: 226
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Khmer Storage Jar
North-Eastern Thailand
circa 12th century
Inventory no.: 609
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Large Zoomorphic Bronze Kettle (Cerek)
Sarawak/Brunei
19th century
Inventory no.: 803
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Raja's Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)
Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
length: 84cm
Inventory no.: 1112
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Raja's Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)
Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
length: 76cm
Inventory no.: 1111
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Brass Cannon (Lantaka)
Sarawak (Malaysia) or Brunei
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 1159
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Carved Wooden Cockspur Case with Iron Spur
Lombok, Indonesia
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 1183
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Lacquered Tray on Stand (Kalat)
Shan States, Burma
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 1205
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Gilded & Lacquered Manuscript Chest (Sadaik)
Burma
early 20th century
length: 99cm, height: 65cm, width: 62cm
Inventory no.: 1181
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Large Terracotta Glazed Tile Depicting Two of Mara’s Warriors
Shwegugyi Pagoda, Pegu, Burma
circa 1472
Inventory no.: 1781
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Zoomorphic Bronze Kettle (Cerek)
Sarawak or Brunei, Borneo
19th century
Inventory no.: 1286
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Silver Necklace
Pegu, Burma
circa 15th century
Inventory no.: 1466
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Silver Ropework Necklace
Pegu, Burma
circa 15th century
Inventory no.: 1467
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Dagger with Silver Mounts & Ivory Hilt
Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 1495
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Bronze Noodle Maker
Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 1506
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Lacquered Letter Tube (Sa Dauk)
Burma
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 1532
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From where do we source our items? We do not go on buying trips to Asia. Nor do we actively buy from dealers or suppliers based in Asia. We do not source items
from Thailand itself for example. Almost all the items stocked by Michael Backman Ltd have been sourced from the UK - from old collections. Countless items were brought
to the UK during the colonial era by colonial administrators and the like. Other items were made in Asia for export to the UK – the UK was wealthy early: it has been a major
destination for the world’s exports for hundreds of years.  This means that most of our items have been in the UK for at least sixty to two hundred years.

The conditions in which they have been kept often has been very good – the climate is kind, and there are relatively few pests. Many items were acquired as keepsakes
and curios, meaning that they stopped being used once they came to the UK. This too has helped to preserve them and their conditions often are far better than had they
remained in their home countries. Buying from old UK sources means that the items have good provenance; it helps to avoid fakes, and items that have been amended or
embellished. It also means that our items are obtained legally – today, most countries in Asia prohibit the export of their antiques. So, because of its colonial past, the UK is
perhaps the world’s biggest source of genuine antiques from Asia, perhaps more so than Asia itself, and that is the source into which we tap.

All the items on this page are available for sale. We are based in central London, but sell to clients around the world.  
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Two Terracotta Tile Finials
Si Satchanalai, Thailand
15th century
Inventory no.: 1578
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Dutch Colonial Amboyna Wood & Red Lacquer Betel Box with Silver Mounts
Batavia, Dutch East Indies
late 17th-early 18th century
Inventory no.: 1716
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Cast Bronze Image of a Chin-lon Player
Pegu, Burma
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 1741
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Large Ironwood Jorai (Jarai) Funerary Post
Central Highlands, Vietnam
19th century
height: 114cm
Inventory no.: 1804
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Cast Bronze Image of an Archer
Pegu, Burma
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 1784
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Soldier's Kris
Bali, Indonesia
17th-18th century
Inventory no.: 1891
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Large Gilt Niello Silver Rice Ladle
Thailand
19th century
Inventory no.: 1905
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Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Lacquer Miniature Table
Thailand
late 19th century
Inventory no.: 1913
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Rare Wooden Ancestor Figure Ritual Wine Server
Ifugao, Luzon, Northern Philippines
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 1981
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Carved Ebony Chair, possibly by E.H. Baldock
Batavia & Sri Lanka
17th century & later
Inventory no.: 1939
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Carved Ebony Chair, possibly by E.H. Baldock
Batavia & Sri Lanka
17th century & later
Inventory no.: 1940
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Large Cast Brass Gong
Brunei/Borneo
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 2148
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Large Temple Bell & Hanging Bracket
Burma
circa 1850
Inventory no.: 2153
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Carved Wooden & Polychrome Figures of a Hindu Priest and his Assistant
Northern Bali, Indonesia
probably 19th century
Inventory no.: 2156
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Man's Embroidered Jacket
Hmong People, Northern Thailand
First half of the 20th century
Inventory no.: 1970
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Man's Embroidered Jacket
Hmong People, Northern Thailand
First half of the 20th century
Inventory no.: 1971
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Ivory Bracelet (Akahaghi)
Naga People, India & Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 2371
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Silver & Wood ‘Pyramid’ Hairpin
Laos
late 19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 2373
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Rare Carved Wooden Ladle or Dipper
Kalanguya People, Southern Ifugao, Philippines
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 2449
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Brass Zoomorphic Water Container (Kendi)
Borneo (Brunei/Sarawak)
19th century
Inventory no.: 2507
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Crowned Head of Buddha
Thailand
late 16th century
Inventory no.: 2581
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Kettle Currency Drum (Moko)
East Java, Indonesia for the Alor, Flores Market
19th century
Inventory no.: 2589
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Tall, Lidded Limestone Burial Jar
South Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
8th-9th century
Item no.: 2588
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Lidded Limestone Burial Jar
South Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
8th-9th century
Item no.: 2586
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Lidded Limestone Burial Jar
South Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
8th-9th century
Item no.: 2587
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Gilded & Lacquered Offering Stand (Hsun-ok)
Burma
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 2650
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Twisted Silver Wire Bracelet
Northern Thailand
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 2661
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Gilded & Lacquered Manuscript Box & Stand (Sadaik)
Burma
circa 1850
Inventory no.: 2651
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Set of sacred Gold Regalia for a King
Central Java, Indonesia
circa 800 AD
Inventory no.: 2221
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Betel-Chewing Tukatha Figure
Ban Pa Yang, Si Satchanalai, Thailand
14th-16th century
Inventory no.: 2737
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Betel-Chewing Tukatha Figure
Ban Pa Yang, Si Satchanalai, Thailand
14th-16th century
Inventory no.: 2738
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Betel-Chewing Tukatha Figure
Ban Pa Yang, Si Satchanalai, Thailand
14th-16th century
Inventory no.: 2736
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Cast Bronze Figure of an Elderly Man (One of the Buddha's Four Omens)
Burma
19th century
inventory no.: 2712
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Inscribed Peranakan Chinese Silver Ewer
Java, Indonesia
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 2681
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Three Very Fine Cast Bronze Figures of Mothers & Babies by Maung Hpo Hla
Pegu, Burma
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 2895
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Silver Buddha Votive Offering
Thailand
19th century
Inventory no.: 2968
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Official’s Ivory Seal
Thailand
19th century
Inventory no.: 3008
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Four-Piece Gilded Lacquer Processional Betel Holders
Burma
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 3083
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Rare Malay Brass Lidded Vessel in Thai Style
Northern Malay Peninsula
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 3030
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Engraved & Pierced Silver Footed Offering Dish (Toh)
Thailand
19th century
Inventory no.: 2842
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Gilded Niello Box
Thailand
19th century
Inventory no.: 3163
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Gilded & Polychrome Carved Wooden  Element
Bali
19th century
Inventory no.: 3222
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Large Silver Hair Pin
Chinese Minorities, Southern China or Golden Triangle
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 2066
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Inscribed Bronze Seated Buddha
Northern Thailand/Laos
16th century
Inventory no.: 3221
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Naga Morung Female Figure
Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
late 19th century-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3357
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Book with Fine Colonial Philippines Silver Mounts
Philippines/Netherlands
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3363
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Silver-Mounted Ritual Knife (Suddha-Mala)
Bali, Indonesia
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3375
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I Ketut Murtika (Bali, Indonesia,  1952-1995)
Village scenes
Signed ‘K T Murtika / Batuan / Bali’
Watercolour on paper
Inventory no.: 1043
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Carved & Inlaid Ivory Dha Handle
Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 3441
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Carved Ivory Buddha & Wooden Stand
Burma
circa 18th century
Inventory no.: 3438
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Heavy Niello Silver Bowl
Thailand
19th century
Inventory no.: 3420
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Terracotta Buddhist Votive Tablet with Traces of Red Lacquer & Gilding
Thailand
18th or early 19th century
Inventory no.: 3437
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Gilded Lacquered Manuscript Chest (Sadaik)
Burma
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 3311
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Gilded Bronze Buddha or Attendant
Thailand
late 19th century
Inventory no.: 3339
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Superb Palace Door & Frame
Bali, Indonesia
18th-early 19th century
Inventory no.: 3575
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Official’s Ivory Seal
Thailand
19th century, dated 1878
Inventory no.: 3570
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Chased Silver Bowl
Southern Thailand
late 19th century
Inventory no.: 3617
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Ritual Bronze Conch Shell
Bayon Style, Angkor Period, Cambodia
12th-13th century, & possibly later stand
Inventory no.: 3704
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Ivory Carving of Burma's King Thibaw & Queen Suphayarlat
Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 3559
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Raja’s Large Brass Tobacco Pipe (Tulpang)
Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
length: 86cm
Inventory no.: 3705
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Rare Mandau or Parang Ilang Sword
Iban Dayak People, Saribas Region, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia
19th century
Inventory no.: 3725
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Gilded Lacquer & Wood Storage Box
Burma
19th -early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3648
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Rare Quilted, Embroidered & Woven Jacket
Shan or Related People, Eastern Burma, Northern Thailand or Laos
19th century
Inventory no.: 3739
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Solid & Engraved Silver Bracelet
Hmong or Mien Peoples, Northern Thailand
19th century
Inventory no.: 3965
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Covered Silver Alloy Pedestal Bowl
Coastal Regions, Borneo
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3991
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Man’s Ear Ornament (Sabau) of Carved Hornbill Casque (Beak)
Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo
19th century
Inventory no.: 3929
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Man’s Ear Ornament (Sabau) of Carved Hornbill Casque (Beak)
Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo
19th century
Inventory no.: 3930
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Lacquered Bronze Image of Phrasangajaya
Thailand
Rattanakosin Period, 19th century
Inventory no.: 3866
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Rare, Gilded Cast Bronze Effigy of a Soldier, Relic from Shweibawgyn Pagoda
Shwebo, Burma
circa 1760
Inventory no.: 3898
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Silver Double Axe Pendant (Taka)
Central Flores, Eastern Indonesia
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3988
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Gold/Silver Alloy Double Axe Pendant (Taka)
Central Flores, Eastern Indonesia
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3989
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Fine, Carved Charm in the Form of a Couple
Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3925
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Silver Betel / Tobacco Box
Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 639
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Silver Betel / Tobacco Box
Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 640
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Silver Betel / Tobacco Box
Sumatra, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 641
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Silver Niello Circular Box & Cover
Thailand
circa 1940
Inventory no.: 4088
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Carved Wooden Ritual Bowl with Handle (Duyu)
Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3908
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Rare Early Ayutthaya/U-Thong Style Gold Buddha Plaque
Ayutthaya, Thailand
mid-14th century
Inventory no.: 4083
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Silver-Encased Dagger (Dha Hmyaung) with Ivory Hilt
Shan people, Burma
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4146
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Silver-Encased Dagger (Dha Hmyaung) with Ivory Hilt
Shan people, Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 4157
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Pottery Pedestal Vase decorated with White Slipware & Red-ochre
Ban Chiang, Udon Thani Province, Thailand
circa 300BC
Inventory no.: 3893
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Repoussed Silver Hinged Lidded Box
Burma
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 4173
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Large Pair of Solid Brass Pendant Ear Ornaments
Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3941
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Wood, Rattan & Pig Tusk Armband (Baningal or Abkil)
Bontoc or Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
19th–early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3914
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Wood, Hair, Rattan & Pig Tusk Armband (Baningal or Abkil)
Bontoc or Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
19th–early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3912
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Pair of Carved Wooden Male & Female Bulul Rice Divinity Figures
Ifugao People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 3870
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Pair of Rock Crystal Ear Ornaments (Tongpang)
Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 4198
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Pair of Solid Brass 'Aso' Pendant Ear Ornaments
Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
early 20th century
Inventory no.: 3942
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Unusual Gilded, Lacquered Metal & Wood Manuscript Chest (Sadaik) & Large, Rare, 92-page Lacquered Manuscript
Burma
circa 1850
Inventory no.: 4051
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Bead & Bone Necklace or Girdle
Naga People, India/Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 4259
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Rare Burmese Amber Bead Necklace
Mizo People, Mizoram/Assam, India or Western Burma
19th century
Inventory no.: 4255
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Fine Glass Bead Necklace with Brass Trophy Heads
Naga People, Burma/India
late 19th century
Inventory no,: 4369
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Glass Bead Necklace
Naga People, Burma/India
late 1940s
Inventory no.: 4232
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Rare Fossilised Palmwood (Pumtek) Bead Necklace
Pyu Kingdom, Burma, Chin People, Western Burma, &  Mizo People, Eastern India
circa 10th century
Inventory no.: 4256
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Beaded Necklace
Naga People, India/Burma
19th-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4318
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Bead Necklace
Naga People, India/Burma
19th century-early 20th century
Inventory no.: 4260
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Carved Shell, Glass & Wood Bead & Fossilised Palmwood (Pumtek) Necklace
Mizo People, Western India, or Naga People, Burma/India
circa 1900
Inventory no.: 4399
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Deer Antler Finely Carved with Scenes from the Ramayana
Bali
circa 1920
Inventory no.: 3951
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Bronze & Brass Singa-naga Ring
Toba Batak People, Sumatra, Indonesia
18th-19th century
Inventory no.: 4203
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Superb Necklace of Gold Beads
Pyu (present-day Burma)
5th-9th century
Inventory no.: 4497
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Superb Necklace of Gold Beads
Pyu (present-day Burma)
5th-9th century
Inventory no.: 4498
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Necklace of Rare Hollow Reeded Gold Beads
Pyu (present-day Burma)
5th-9th century
Inventory no.: 4499
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Two Silver Earrings (Om’bulu)
Central Flores, Indonesia
19th century
Inventory no.: 4192
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Gilded, Wooden Reclining Buddha in Parinibbana
Burma
circa 17th-18th century
Inventory no.: 4330
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