University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 85-24-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Thailand
Date Made: 1900-1985
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1985
Iconography:Luang Phaw To
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1985


Brass seated figure. This amulet, in the shape of a fat seated monk is called Luang Phaw To, the name of a monk. It is used for general protection. When the amulet is shaken, it makes a small sound. Amulets which are hollow inside and contained a small piece of metal so that they make a sound when shaken are called Phra Kring amulets because of the "kring kring" sound they make when shaken.

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