book (documentary artefacts); album

Album, parabaik, with colourful illustrations illuminated in gold of historical scenes showing King Thibaw, the Queen and prince at Mandalay. 24 openings. Depicts the inspection of the army and generals talking to one another; generals and soldiers going to the park; 'paying respects'; the royal ploughing ceremony [Le Dun Mingala]; a royal procession; a polo match; lance target practice, a cock fight, tiger baiting, an elephant fight, all in front of a royal audience, and the capture of a young elephant.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk