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Ta Mok Shwe-gu-gyi Temple: Local Art in Upper Myanmar 11-17th century AD

Moore, Elizabeth Howard and Win Maung, (Tampawaddy) and Htwe Htwe, Win (2012) 'Ta Mok Shwe-gu-gyi Temple: Local Art in Upper Myanmar 11-17th century AD.' In: Bonatz, Domink and Reinecke, Andreas and Tjoa-Bonatz, Mai Lin, (eds.), Connecting Empires and States: Selected Papers from the 13th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Volume 2. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, pp. 144-160.

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The article explores the relationship of a local tradition of nine Shwe-gu or “golden caves” and the 11 khayaing of Kyaukse, the rice fields that supplied Bagan. Drawing on survey and ongoing work at the Ta Mok khayaing Shwe-gu-gyi, we profile a local specificity essential to and yet far from the courts of 11th–17th century Bagan, Pinya and Inwa. In its multiple encasements of images and architecture, the Ta Mok Shwe-gu-gyi records a transition from the visual complexity of Bagan period gu to the more iconic structures of the Pinya and Inwa eras.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History of Art and Archaeology
ISBN: 978-9971-69-643-6
Depositing User: Elizabeth Moore
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 15:13
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/14639


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