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Migrant Matters – Enika Selby

Traditional Karen food in Bangkok

Every year, the Penn Museum provides support to Penn undergraduates and graduate students as they deepen their understanding of the human experience outside the Museum’s walls. Follow these blog posts from our intrepid young scholars as they report on the sights and sites that they encounter throughout their travels in the field. June 15, 2015 […]

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Standing Buddha Statue [Object of the Day #28]

Standing Buddha Statue

This statue depicts the Buddha standing in a classic Mandalay position. The statue dates back to the 19th century and was crafted in Burma. In the Buddha’s left hand he holds up his robe revealing the ornate gilding that covers a glass inlay. In his right hand he holds out a myrobalan seed (Terminalia chebula). The […]

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Beneath the Surface at the Penn Museum