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[The thirty-seven nats] 13. Taungmagyí nat. 14. Maung Minshin nat.

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Title
[The thirty-seven nats] 13. Taungmagyí nat. 14. Maung Minshin 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
Spears -- Burma
Quoits -- Burma
Warriors -- Burma
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Content: No. 13. Taungmagyí Nat and No. 14. Maung Minshin Nat, also known as Maung Shinbyú Nat and Taungmàgyí Myauk Minshinbyú Nat. Nga Tindè's serpent wife brougnt forth two eggs near the Munlé River, which were found by a hermit and taken home. After a while, two boys came forth out of the two eggs, and were called Shinbyú and Shin-nyó. King Duttabaung of Prome was told by his Brahman astrologers that two powerful men would soon be forthcoming to overthrow him, and so he had a search made for them. They were brougnt to him by a hunter, and he ordered them to fight out a boxingh-match, possibly as a measure of policy. During the struggle, the younger of the brothers died and became the Nat Taungmàgyí, while the elder one died soon afterwards and became the Nat Shinbyú or Maung Minshin, showing the wisdom of the policy. They were each said to have six hands, and there are figures of them set up to the east of Prome, under the name of Kúdaw Shin. This pair of Nats are represented as a couple of soldiers standing on lotus thrones in Court costume. The arms in each case hold a quoit, a dah or sword, and a couple of spears. The six arms plainly show the Indian origin of the cult of the pair. [p. 46-47]
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): 9d2ecc00-c6df-012f-aea3-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1850: Creator Born
  • 1906: Issued
  • 1931: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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General Research Division, The New York Public Library. "[The thirty-seven nats] 13. Taungmagyí nat. 14. Maung Minshin nat." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1906. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-a898-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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[The thirty-seven nats] 13. Taungmagyí nat.  14. Maung Minshin nat.