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Chinthe

Description

Figure of a chinthe or Buddhist guardian lion, one of two, carved wood painted red and ornamented with glass inlay: South-Eastern Asia, Myanmar, early - mid 20th century

Museum reference

A.1955.187 F

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Chinthe, Figure

Production information

Myanmar, Southeast Asia
Myanmar, Southeast Asia

Date

Early - mid 20th century

Style / Culture

Buddhist

Materials

Wood, Glass

Physical description

Carved wood, painted red and ornamented with glass inlay

Exhibitions

  • Theravada Buddhism (graphics/AV) (23 Apr 2023 - 29 Oct 2023)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Inspired by Nature (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Inspired by Nature (29 Jul 2011 - 2018)
    National Museum of Scotland

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