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Wall Hanging

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Native Name:
Kalaga
Object Number:
29-96-141
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Burmese
Provenience:
Burma
Period:
Mandalay period
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Felt
Technique:
Applique
Iconography:
Ogres
Description:
A male ogre standing under an arch dressed in princely attire with a makuta headdress, and chenin (footwear) resembling western shoes with curved tips. One hand on hips and another stretched out with forefinger pointing upwards. Under the middle arch, two female ogresses stand facing each other. Both carry a spray of flowers in one hand and the other down at the side. Both wear a legat (choker) round the neck. The ogre on the right stands in reverse of the one on the left. The figures are separated by columns. Borders of acanthus scrollwork.
Height:
123.5cm
Width:
269cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:
none   -   Field No SF
none   -   Other Number

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