Peacock and Khone Baung Dynasty  

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Object- Table runner
Date- ca. 1890s (painted)
Techniques - Painted silk
Place- Burma (painted)
Length 99.3 cmWidth 51.2 cm

Current Location- Victoria & Albert Museum
Museum number- IS.28-1974

In the centre of this painted silk table runner is a peacock (the emblem of the Konbaung dynasty, 1752-1885), painted within a circle. On each of the four sides, facing outwards, are scenes possibly relating to the exile of King Thibaw and Queen Supayalat after the British annexation of Mandalay in 1885.

The scene below the peacock shows a palace with two royal figures seated in a forecourt, receiving homage from courtiers and ministers; to the left of the peacock are two royal figures attended by Burmese subjects on their left and British soldiers on their right; to the right of the peacock a group of British and Indian soldiers are shown being led towards the palace by a Burmese; and above the peacock British and Indian soldiers are being received by Burmese ministers.


Sorry for my photo arrangement, have no idea how to post this photo, because of four directions.

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