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 Kyubyauk Gyi at Myinkaba

Name of artwork : Common name
Kyubyauk Gyi at Myinkaba
Name of place : Common name
Kyubyauk Gyi at Myinkaba
Country
Myanmar
State
Mandalay
Province/City
Bagan
Location
Myinkaba
latitude/longitude
21.157222, 94.860556
Type of artwork
Architecture
History of production
Prince Rajakumar constructed this temple dedicating the merit deed to his father, King Kyanzittha wile he was suffering from the last sickness. Myazedi inscription yields the details of his merit deeds including casting a gold Buddha image.
Art
Temple of Early Pagan art is normally squat in shape. The windows here are closed by the screens which make the interior ambulatory path and the sanctum very dim. The short leafs at the pediment edge and the prominent sloping roofs are the characteristics of the period. Shikhara with the column of niches in the central offset bears the style similar to that of other temple of contemporaneous period, including Nagayon and Ananda.
Period
Pagan 
Age
10th-13th century A.D.
Religion
Buddhism 
Sect
Theravada 
Relate artwork
Inside the temple exist the murals depicting the stories form the Buddhist legends, including the story of the reconciliation of Buddhist canons, Buddha’s life and Jatakas. There are also Mahayanist Bodhisattava figure in the mural. 
Type of License
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
Rights
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
Language
English
Date of Create
February 2015
Record creator
Chedha Tingsanchali