Gilt laquered bronze gong. Museum no. 363-1908

Gilt laquered bronze gong. Museum no. 363-1908

Gong
Thailand
18th century
Cast bronze with gilding
Diameter 51 cm, depth 8 cm
Museum no. 363-1908

A gong of cast bronze coated with black thassi gum with gilt decoration. Disc-shaped with a central boss; the decorations consists of two enthroned praying deities surrounded by lattice-work and leafy scrolls. The inside of the gong is decorated with astrological devices.