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Model

Miniature

Throne

Shrine Facade

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Native Name:
Paya-palin
Object Number:
29-130-144
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Burmese
Buddhist
Provenience:
Burma
Period:
Late Konbaung
Mandalay period
Date Made:
1830-1896
Early Date:
1830
Late Date:
1896
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Wood
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Nat
Sakka
Brahma
Devas
Flowers
Description:
Wooden model of a royal palin, throne, for an image of Buddha to be used in a private shrine at home. A tiny image or painting would be revealed by opening the two swinging doors in the center. Flame arched pediment decorated with nat, celestial beings. Saka, king of celestial beings, sits at top of left and right door jambs. Below are four lokapalas, guardians of the four directions, two at either side. Top has three peaks.
Height:
87.6cm
Length:
59.5cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:
O 276   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 56
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