Shrine Facade


From: Burma

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Phaya Palin
Object Number 29-130-144
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Burmese | Buddhist
Provenience Burma
Period Late Konbaung | Mandalay Period
Date Made 1830-1896
Section Asian
Materials Wood
Technique Carved
Iconography Nat | Sakka | Brahma | Devas | Flowers

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 87.6 cm
Length 59.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number O 276 - Sommerville Oriental Number

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