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sculpture U Nyot Gyi 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
BC2006.04.13

U Nyot Gyi, “Mr Big Brown”, or “Guardian of the Sacred Door.”

This figure is half kneeling, half sitting figure on a pedestal. He is the only figure which is not covered in gold leaf. He is dressed as a commoner with square tattoo on his chest, and on his are is representing an ascendant crocodile on his right arm, and one representing descendant crocodiles on his left arm. He is wearing a black and white sarong (longyi). His upper legs are covered with tattoos partly concealed by his sarong. He is holding a hammer in each hand as to beat the gong.