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Salver
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The design is excellent artwork and it is a beautiful object crafted and forged by a Myanmar goldsmith.

History of the Object
One of the royal artifacts returned by the British in 1964. The Salver is ornamented in the middle with the nine noble gems and it has a flat reed rim set with rubies to form a decoration of lotus petals.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Gold 
Measurements
diameter: 59 cm. 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Mandalay, Central Myanmar 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
AD 9th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
9th Century - 19th Century 
Function
Serving food to the King. 
Acquisition
Originally the salver was kept as a royal artifact in Mandalay in the Mya Nan San Kyaw Palace. After annexation by the British, the royal artifacts were transferred to London. This salver was returned to the Union of Myanmar in 1964 from England and transferred to the National Museum in the same year. 
Copyright
National Museum Yangon 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
National Museum Yangon 
Museum
National Museum of Myanmar 
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