Amerapoora: Toung-lay-lou-tiy Kyoung

Amerapoora: Toung-lay-lou-tiy Kyoung

Linnaeus Tripe

Most of the monasteries Tripe encountered in Burma were made of wood, but a few monumental brick monasteries, such as this one, were constructed in the eighteenth century. In this photograph, he focused on the massive staircase, with its sweeping balustrades and profuse ornamentation. The name Tripe recorded, Toung-lay-lou-tiy, may be a corruption of Taung leh lon (“four mountains”), for Amerapoora was understood, like the sacred mountain in Burmese cosmology, to be surrounded by four peaks. credited by

Monasteries are usually built of wood, this is of brick, its style too is uncommon in many of its details.

Object Details

Title : Amerapoora: Toung-lay-lou-tiy Kyoung

Artist : Linnaeus Tripe

Date : 1855

Dimensions : Image : 34.5 x 26.3cm (13.10x 10.6 in)

Mount : 46.3 x 49 cm (18.4 x 15.7 in)

Classification : Photograph

Location : Universities’ Central Library