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[The thirty-seven nats] 1. Thagyá nat. 2. Mahágirí nat.

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Temple, Richard Carnac, Sir, 1850-1931 (Writer of accompanying material)
Griggs, William, 1832-1911 (Printer of plates)
Collection

thirty-seven nats, a phase of spirit-worship prevailing in Burma, by Sir R. C. Temple. With full-page and other illustrations.

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1906
Place Term: London
Publisher: W. Griggs, chromo-lithographer to the king.
Library locations
General Research Division
Shelf locator: *OY+ (Temple, R.C. Thirty-seven nats) (Locked Cage)
Topics
Religion -- Burma
Clothing & dress -- Burma
Daggers & swords -- Burma
East Indian lotus -- Burma
Shells (Animal)
Fans (Accessories) -- Burma
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Content: No. 1. [Thagyá nat] No. 2. Mahágirí nat. One Nga Tindaw, a blacksmith of Yetaung on the Irrawaddy, not far north of Prome, had a son named Nga Tindè and two daughters named Mà Sawmè and Mà Dwé-hlá. Nga Tindè was a man of great strength, said in the Annals of Tagaung to be able to wield a hammer weighing 60 viss (210 lbs.). The noise of his anvil was heard in the king's palace, and the king ordered the valiant blacksmith to be brought before him, but he fled into the jungle. So the king married his sister Mà Sawmè, to whom he gave the title of Thíriwundá, and made her his chief queen, and then persuaded Nga Tindè to return, on a promise of making him a high official. But when Nga Tindè did return he was tied to a jasmine tree (sagábin) and burnt alive. After his death, Nga Tindè became a Nat and has ever since been worshipped with offerings at a yearly festival in December. This Nat is represented standing in Court dress of a high class, with and without the official head-dress, with a drawn sword and fan; supported by three balús on a kneelilng or standing elephants. [p. 45]
Physical Description
Form: Chromolithographs ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: Two images on one 37.5 x 26.5 cm page. (Coloured)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b11610752
UUID: 86d6eff0-c6df-012f-7726-3c075448cc4b

Item timeline of events

  • 1850: Creator Born
  • 1906: Issued
  • 1931: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
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MLA Format

General Research Division, The New York Public Library. "[The thirty-seven nats] 1. Thagyá nat. 2. Mahágirí nat." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1906. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-a892-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

General Research Division, The New York Public Library. "[The thirty-seven nats] 1. Thagyá nat. 2. Mahágirí nat." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 7, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-a892-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

General Research Division, The New York Public Library. (1906). [The thirty-seven nats] 1. Thagyá nat. 2. Mahágirí nat. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-a892-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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[The thirty-seven nats] 1. Thagyá nat. 2. Mahágirí nat.