University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 85-28-7
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:Prince
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1985

Description

Thit-tha papu. Wood carving of a figure of a prince with she/nauk bayet (front/back collar piece), chetphon (front piece) at the waist, and a gaungbaung (a silk kerchief used as a turban) over his youn (hair) knot. Double-string of two-row pale-badee (string of pearls) hang from the neck. The dagger in the right hand is not an original piece of the sculpture. He was probably carrying a lay (bow), holding one end in the right hand, and the other end in the left hand.


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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