Lot 275: KALAGA WITH COURT SCENE AND ELEPHANT
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Silk embroidery with gold threads and inlays. Burma, approx. first half 20th century
Richly figurative depiction with underlined embroidery, resulting in a certain semi-plastic effect. In the center is a Konbaung prince next to a white elephant, considered to be a "sacred animal". All around is dance and music, dancers respectively framed. The entire depiction is filled with multi-colored glass beads framed in a wide border; the underground color is deep black, which enhances the pictoral effect. Some damage to the edge due to age, in average however good preservation.
SIZE 101 x 123 CM
From a Viennese collection