University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NamePagyi
Object Number:85-14-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mon
Buddhist
Provenience: Burma
Date Made: 1840-1896
Early Date: 1840
Late Date: 1896
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Paint
Foil
Tinsel
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Pagoda
Buddha
Naga (Snake)
Elephant
Inscription Language:Mon Language
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville (?), 1904

Description

Paper painting from small temple. Four rectangular panels separated by horizontal wood braces. Cut out designs. Images of: vase with flowers; Kyaik-htiyo pagoda of Kyaik-hto, Moulmein; Buddha Gautama subdueing naga; and the Nalagiri(?) elephant. Inscription in Mon at bottom. Foil diamond appliques, paper fringe and tinsel.


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