Amerapoora: Balcony of Kyoung

Amerapoora: Balcony of Kyoung

Linnaeus Tripe

Fierce horse-headed ogres support the balcony wall of this monastery building, with small seated devas, or minor deities, within the gilded floral ornament. This elaborately carved wooden balcony, part of a complex of monastic buildings created during the reigns of Tharawadi (1837–46) and Pagan (1846–52), is considered the zenith of Burmese wood carving. Portions of the monastery were destroyed after the capture of Mandalay in 1885. This building survived until 1945. credited by

The festooned paneling on this has a very fine effect; the principal lines are marked by mirror. The corbels and open tracery below are remarkable.

Object Details

Title : Amerapoora: Balcony of Kyoung

Artist : Linnaeus Tripe

Date : 1855

Dimensions : Image : 34.7 x 27 cm (13.13 x 10.13 in)

Mount : 37 x 39.6 cm (18.8 x 15.12 in)

Classification : Photograph

Location : Universities’ Central Library