E ARNING M E RIT : B UR M E S E T E M P L E W ALL P AINTINGS Alexandra Green – TAASA Review June 2011


This article was originally found in the June 2011 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 7).

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N yaungyan (1597­1752) and Konbaung (1752­1885) dynasty murals are found in the central dry zone of Burma in a wide radius around the confluence of the Chindwin and Irrawaddy Rivers.

Placed in or near monastic compounds, most of the remaining murals are in groups of small-scale temples with interior dimensions of approximately three metres square.

Temples are either rectangular or square in form with one, three, or four long entrance halls...