Myanmar / Sculpture

 Window at Kubyauk Gyi at Myinkaba

Name of artwork : Common name
Window at Kubyauk Gyi at Myinkaba
Name of place : Common name
Kubyauk Gyi at Myinkaba
Country
Myanmar
State
Mandalay
Province/City
Bagan
latitude/longitude
21.161944, 94.903333
Type of artwork
Sculpture
History of production
Prince Ratchakumarn ordered the construction of this chedi to dedicate it to King Chansittatha when he was very sick and dying. Yasedi inscription mentions that the prince makes merits by constructing a golden Buddha image for King Chansittatha as well.
Art
Kubyauk Gyi is one of the best exmples of “windows on the top of Prasat” in Pukam art. The windows are covered by stones to minimise the light, which is the aesthetic of the early Pukam period. There is a pediment with holes at the top, allowing more light to get in. The Clec arch is small and short and graviates towards the center according to the pattern in the early Pukam art. At the top, there is tiering pattern consisting of the roof and Amalaka, similar to the northen India.
Period
Pagan Pagan 
Age
16-18 centuries BE.
Religion
Buddhism 
Sect
Theravada 
Keyword
Type of License
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
Rights
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
Language
English
Date of Create
July 2015
Record creator
Chedha Tingsanchali