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Royal couch of King Mindon
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

King Mindon, the second last King of Myanmar used this very couch; it has therefore a unique historic value.

History of the Object
The Royal couch was not used for sleeping but for sitting on a sliver mat and lying down with a pillow for taking a rest during the day time.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Wood gilded with gold and glass mosaic 
Measurements
Width 128.5 cm. Height 64 cm. Length 197 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Mandalay, Central Part of Myanmar 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century 
Function
Sitting and resting. 
Acquisition
Acquired by the museum in 1952. 
Copyright
National Museum Yangon 
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Owner
National Museum Yangon 
Museum
National Museum of Myanmar 
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