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Morning prayer, S.D. [Shwe Dagon] Pagoda [Rangoon]

Morning prayer, S.D. [Shwe Dagon] Pagoda [Rangoon]

Photographer: Klier, Philip Adolphe (c.1845-1911)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 88/1(17)

Item number: 88117

Length: 20.5

Width: 26

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a group of men and women at prayer on the platform of the Shwe Dagon Paya (Pagoda), Rangoon (Yangon), in Burma (Myanmar), taken by Philip Adolphe Klier in the 1890s. The Shwe Dagon is Burma’s most revered Buddhist shrine and a site of pilgrimage. It is of ancient origin, according to legend founded in the 6th century BC to enshrine hair relics of the last Buddha. The main shrine is built in the characteristic Burmese form of a stupa or zedi, a solid, gilded structure containing the relics. It stands on a terraced platform on Singuttara Hill, surrounded by many other shrines and pavilions which are visited by worshippers in great numbers.

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