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Amerapoora: Doorway of Pyathat on East of Maha-too-lo-Bounghian Kyoung

Linnaeus Tripe British

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This photograph shows the eastern entrance to the Royal Daughter’s Monastery, built as a pious offering by the queen during King Pagan’s rule (1846–52). Only the highest ranking patrons could afford the expense of building such a richly ornamented monastery. Tripe’s oblique view of the most important entrance to the monastic residence, beneath a soaring, elaborate multitiered spired roof (pyatthat), emphasizes the complexity of its wood carving, which was embellished with mirrors and gilding.

Amerapoora: Doorway of Pyathat on East of Maha-too-lo-Bounghian Kyoung, Linnaeus Tripe (British, Devonport (Plymouth Dock) 1822–1902 Devonport)

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