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Manuscript Cabinet
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The cabinet is one of Myanmar's finest woodcarvings.

History of the Object
It was a gift from King Mindon’s Chief Queen to the holy monk Hman Kyaung Sayadaw.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Wood gilded with gold and glass mosaic 
Measurements
Width 111 cm. Height 235 cm. Length 133.5 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Mandalay, Central Myanmar 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century 
Function
A cabinet for keeping Buddhist manuscripts and parchments. 
Acquisition
Acquired by the National Museum in 1952. 
Copyright
National Museum Yangon 
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Owner
National Museum Yangon 
Museum
National Museum of Myanmar 
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