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[The thirty-seven nats] 5. Thónban Hla nat. 6. Taung-ngú Mingaung nat.

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Title
[The thirty-seven nats] 5. Thónban Hla nat. 6. Taung-ngú Mingaung nat.
Names
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: 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
Elephants -- Burma
Thrones
Fans (Accessories) -- Burma
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Content: No. 5. Thónban Nat, also known as Thónban-hlá Nat, Surpassing Beauty. She was born at Hantháwadí (Pegu) and was able to change her form three times a day. She was taken to King Duttabaung of Thírikhettayá (Prome), who had heard of her beauty. But his queens bribed the officers to say that she was a giantess and so big that the palace gates would have to be widened to admit her. So he ordered that she was to be kept in a large house outside the gate, where she earned a livelihood as a weaver. Here she built a pagoda called Limmàgyí Phayá, and planted a tree, known as the Limmàgyíbin. She was thus deserted by her husband, and after death her loom and its belongings turned into a rock, which is still to be seen. Her title as queen was Okkalábá. This Nat is represented as a girl, standing in the Court dress of a royal attendant, with and without the nagá head-dress, supported by a Burmanised representation of the Brahmanic elephant-headed god Ganésa, kneeling or standing on a balú driving a standing elephant. The Indian origin of this cult is therefore obvious. [p.47] No. 6. Taung-ngú Mingaung Nat, also called Shinbayin Nat. He was king of Taung-ngú (Tonghoo), and was known as Kuthén Thaken (Lord of Bassein), son of Minyè Théngáthú by a mother who was a native of Kadú in the Shwébó district. He was seized with dysentery and went to the Paung-laung (Sittang) river to get his health restored, but died on his return from the unlucky smell of onions. This Nat is represented as seated on a lotus throne, in high class Court dress, with a fan in his right hand. [p. 64]
Physical Description
Chromolithographs
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
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8f00b100-c6df-012f-be8e-3c075448cc4b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1850: Creator Born
  • 1906: Issued
  • 1931: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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General Research Division, The New York Public Library. "[The thirty-seven nats] 5. Thónban Hla nat. 6. Taung-ngú Mingaung nat." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1906. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-a894-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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[The thirty-seven nats] 5. Thónban Hla nat.  6. Taung-ngú Mingaung nat.