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Cremation of a poongyi [Burmese priest], undated, [late 1890s or early 1900s]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3029D/6

Scope and Contents

147 x 101 mm. View looking towards the elaborately carved wooden structure in which the priest's body lies, with spectators strolling among the flags and bunting in the foreground. The numerous ceremonies involved in the funeral of a priest draw spectators and participants from surrounding towns and villages and contribute an air of festival to the occasion. The annotation on the reverse states 'Photo by J. Jackson, Rangoon'.


  • Creation: undated, [late 1890s or early 1900s]


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Related Materials

For a similar photograph see Y3029D/5.




Jackson, J, fl 1860-1919, photographer

Finding aid date

2003-09-30 11:30:29+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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