University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NamePaya-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
Height: 87.6cm
Length: 59.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other NumberO 276 - Other Number

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.


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: 56View Objects cited in this Publication

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