An elaborate and intricate Burmese shrine or altar. The shrine proper is encased in clear glass and sets upon a large enclosed cabinet, most likely for storing devotional items. High relief, gilt dry lacquer has been molded in scrolling floral and foliated patterns. Glass “gems” have been further inset into the design for even more opulent style. A pair of emerald green glass panels have been inset on either side of the mirrored central door. The cornice features an armorial crest of a crown and shield, lion and horse, and flags and figures.
Mandalay period, 19th century
Dimensions: 101″ x 45″ x 36″