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Lion Throne
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The last King of Myanmar used the throne and it is the one and only throne remaining, hence it became the Masterpiece of the National Museum.

History of the Object
The Lion Throne was placed in the Hall of Assembly in Mandalay Palace. The British Government moved it to the Indian Museum in Calcutta in 1902 and returned it to the Myanmar Government when the Union of Myanmar gained independence in 1948.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Yamaney wood gilded with gold-leaf 
Measurements
Height 1070 cm.  
Creator name
Royal carpenters and craftsmen of the Mandalay Palace 
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; 1856-57 
Function
The Lion throne was used by the king to adjudicate law cases. 
Acquisition
In 1952 the Lion Throne was transferred from the State House to the National Museum which was situated in the Jubilee Hall. 
Copyright
National Museum Yangon 
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Owner
National Museum Yangon 
Museum
National Museum of Myanmar 
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