Old Buddhist Shrine

Almost all Buddhist homes in Burma contain a hpaya-zin, a small box-like home shrine placed on the eastern wall of the house. These shrines house an image of the Buddha where members of the household perform their daily devotions. This shrine is made of thickly lacquered and gilded wood and contains a mirror like metal in the interior. In traditional Burmese style, they are decorated with inset mirrors and “jewels” which are pieces of cut glass. Made of thickly lacquered and gilded wood this shrine contains a tooled reflective tin interior. Side door opens to put Buddha inside.

  • Age: Early 20th Century
  • Dimensions: 13.5" x 10" x 20.5"
  • Materials: Glass / Wood / Lacquer
  • Country of Origin: Burma


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