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Manuscript (part only of an architect's specifications)

Manuscript (part only of an architect's specifications)

  • Place of origin:

    Mandalay (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red, green watercolour and black ink on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Philippa Codrington

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

As yet unidentified specifications of part of a Burmese City. Possibly a proposed plan for the walled 9 gated Palace at Mandalay with its suggestion of Mandalay Hill in one corner.

Place of Origin

Mandalay (made)


ca. 1860 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Red, green watercolour and black ink on paper.


Length: 141 cm, Width: 86 cm, Width: 86 cm

Descriptive line

Burmese architect's specifications (part only) of a palace complex. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Written and illustrated with water-colour and ink on paper. ca. 1860

Production Note

Attribution note: Unidentified but probably forms part of the group of draft plans for Mandalay Palace from the Court of Mindon Min (r.1853-1878) presented by the donor. (IM 59 to 64 1938)


Paper; Water colour; Ink; Pigment


Paper making; Drawing; Painting


South & South East Asia Collection

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