University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 85-28-6
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Burmese
Provenience: Burma
Period: Mandalay period (uncertain)
Date Made: 19th Century - 1950
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1950
Section:Asian
Materials:Teak
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Ogre
Dancer
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1985

Description

Thit-tha papu. Teak carving of male figure wearing a belu gaung-saung with a headdress of an ogre. Holds a dagger in right hand. Probably made as a decorative piece for monastery frieze or corner decoration of a pyat-that, wooden spire. Stand made one piece with figure.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 43View Objects cited in this Publication

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