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Nats guarding entrance to Myangoon Pagoda, Maulmain

Photograph from the Curzon Collection, of nat
sculptures at the entrance to the Myangoon Pagoda at Moulmein
(Mawlamyaing) in Burma, taken by the firm of Watts & Skeen in
the 1890s. This is a view of life-sized carved figures mounted
beside the entrance to the Myangoon Pagoda. The rearing animal is a
mythical lion or chinthe, the traditional guardian of Burmese
temples. It is supported by a life-li…