Myanmar / Sculpture

 Door with motif decoration at Shwenandawkyaung

Name of artwork : Common name
Door with motif decoration at Shwenandawkyaung
Name of place : Common name
Shwenandawkyaung
Country
Myanmar
State
Mandalay
Province/City
Mandalay
latitude/longitude
22.001667, 96.113056
Type of artwork
Sculpture
History of production
Shwenandawkyaung is one of the throne-halls of Mandalay palace. It was the cremation throne-hall for King Mindong. When the king Mindong died, King Si Por removed it and gave it to the temple. This is why this throne-hall has survived the fire during the world war II.
Art
In the reign of king Mindong, western influence featured hugely in Myanmese art and Acanthas was adapted to use in Myanmaese architecture. This is the picture of the door frame that Acanthas is used at the top of the frame as well as on Clec niches and columns. The wall of the building is decorated with smalls humans and covered with gold. This is why this building is called “Shwenandaw” or the golden throne.
Period
Mandalay 
Age
24-25 centuries BE.
Religion
Buddhism 
Sect
Theravada 
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