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Hidden in Plain Sight: the Nat Images of Myanmar

Bamford, Sally Jane


Supernatural beings known as ‘nats’ are widely represented in Myanmar art. Until now they have been a neglected area of research, overshadowed by an academic focus on the country’s Buddhist art and architecture. The research for this thesis analyses why the nats are depicted in particular ways, how this has changed over the centuries, and why they are placed in certain contexts. Close examination of primary sources highlights the disconnect between Western and local understanding of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5143a2264c8
Embargoed until: 2023-08-09
Access Rights: Restricted access


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Volume I Hidden in Plain Sight - the Nat Images of Myanmar - Text and Bibliography.pdf1.27 MBAdobe PDF    Request a copy
Volume II Hidden in Plain Sight - the Nat Images of Myanmar - Images and Appendices.pdf255.82 MBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

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