University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 85-24-8
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:Phra Nang Kwag
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1985

Description

Metal seated figure. This amulet, in the shape of a kneeling woman, waving her left hand, is called Phra Nang Kwag. Her waving hand is said to be "waving in wealth." She is a favorite amulet among shopkeepers.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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