|TAUNG GYI YI NAT
Lacquered teak wood, gold leaf, red and black paint
h. 48 in. x w. 10 in.
Gift of Catherine Raymond, 2006
Taung Gyi Yi, also called “Lady of the Great Mountain” or sometimes “Lady of the Golden Face.”
Sculpture in teak wood covered with lacquer and gold leaf. As Ma Some she is the Sister of Nga Tin De, alias Mahagiri. She was the Queen of Tagaung. She was number three on the royal list. As a standing figure on a pedestal she wears a costume of the late nineteenth century. Her right hand is expressing the gesture of argumentation well known amongst the Buddhist figure. with her thumb touching her index finger. Her style, though, reflects more the Ava period.