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Amulet

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Object Number:
85-24-13
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Thai
Buddhist
Provenience:
Thailand
Bangkok
Date Made:
1900-1985
Early Date:
1900
Late Date:
1985
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Tin (uncertain)
Iconography:
Cedi
Stupa
Description:
Metal pyramid. This amulet represents a chedi (Thai for stupa). It is said to come from Wat Suthat, Bangkok, and is used by men for increasing fertility and well-being. It is a Phra Kring amulet and rattles when shaken (see 84-24-2).
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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