sculpture sculpture sculpture
sculpture sculpture
sculpture MAUNG NYOT 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
BC2006.04.06

Sculpture in teak wood covered with lacquer and gold leaf. “Mr. Brown”, due to the color of his robe in the ancient days, He is the “Lord of Due South”, also called “the Elder of True Gold”, one of the two brother wrestlers, dressed here as a minister with the salwe and minister headdress. His is a standing figure with six arms and in each of four of his hands he is holding four different princely weapons. He was number thirteen on the traditional list. His most common representation has shifted from soldier to minister and he is slightly higher than his brother Maung Phyu [cf. A:2006:0010].