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Finial

Finial

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (Made)

  • Date:

    18th century (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved teak

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Imperial Institute

  • Museum number:

    IM.57-1926

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The teak carving is in both full and low relief. At the bottom is a seated Burmese Minister of State, a Bilu and a horse. In the middle is a flying Kinnara with upraised hands, who supports a large lotus-bud, on and over which are seated two Nats and four Devas on open lotuses. A canopy with low relief scrollwork overshadows the lotus. Burmese, 17th century.

Place of Origin

Burma (Made)

Date

18th century (Made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved teak

Dimensions

Height: 122 in, Width: 17.2 in

Object history note

From the roof-gable of a Monastery (Kyaung); exhibited at the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley, 1924

Historical context note

Given by the Imperial Institute on RP/1926/4035

Descriptive line

Corner Finial from the Roof-Gable of a Monastery (Kyaung)., carved teak, 18th century, Burmese

Materials

Wood

Techniques

Carved

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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