sculpture sculpture sculpture
sculpture sculpture
sculpture MAHAGIRI NAT
Burma/Myanmar
Amarapura, 2004
Lacquered teak wood, gold leaf, red and black paint
h. 48 in. x w. 10 in.

Gift of Catherine Raymond, 2006
BC2006.04.01

Sculpture in teak wood covered with lacquer and gold leaf. “The Lord of the Great Mountain”, also called Nga 'I'in De, referring to the time he was only a blacksmith. This wooden carved sculpture was number two on the royal list compiled by Myawaddi, minister under King Bodawpaya (Thagya Min, the great King Indra, being Number 1). He is the main figure of the Ritual of the Thirty Seven Nats. As a standing figure on a pedestal, he is represented wearing the head dress and robes of a minister in the late Konbaung Dynasty. He is holding the fan emblem of his rank in his right hand.