Myanmar / Architecture

 Sulamani

Name of artwork : Common name
Sulamani
Name of place : Common name
Sulamani
Country
Myanmar
State
Mandalay
Province/City
Bagan
latitude/longitude
21.164722, 94.881111
Type of artwork
Architecture
History of production
This temple was constructed during the reign of King Narapatisitthu.
Art
Sulamani seems to be the most magnificent two-storeyed temple in Pagan art. The temple comprises the lower and the upper tiers. The lower tier composes of the massive solid core for supporting the upper tier. The upper storey is planned in sanctum-and-front-hall scheme. The spire is in the Śikhara pattern. Two-storeyed Ku seems to be unique for the Late Pagan art as the tradition has been limited only during this period, from That-Binyu (during the reign of Alaungsitthu) to Htilominlo (during the reign of Nantaungmya).
Period
Pagan 
Age
10th-12th century A.D.
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
February 2015
Record creator
Chedha Tingsanchali