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Amulet

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Object Number:
85-24-2
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Thai
Buddhist
Provenience:
Thailand
Chiengmai
Date Made:
1900-1985
Early Date:
1900
Late Date:
1985
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Brass
Iconography:
Luang Phaw To
Description:
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.
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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