Scale model of the Mongolian temple Megid Janraiseg by Namnandorj Arvis

Scale model (1:20) of the Mongolian temple Megid Janraiseg, part of the monastery of Gandantegchinlin.

Details

Medium:
Painted wood & gilded plaster of paris
Dimensions:
142 x 141 x 163 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,250 ( Total: £5,000)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
October Gallery

Made by the Monumental Arts Corporation of the Union of Mongolian Artists. The principal artist was Namnandorj Arvis. The temple itself was built in 1912 at the request and inspiration of the Eighth Khutuktu, Jebtsundamba, the leading Lama in Mongolia, who led the National Liberation Movement for Mongolian independence. During World War II the temple was converted into a Soviet military printing house and the statue of the deity Megjid Janraiseg was removed and sent to Russia where it has not been traced.

Provenance

Mongolia, Ulan Bator.

Venue details

Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 3PP 01865 270927 www.prm.ox.ac.uk

Entry details

Free to all

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