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Object Number:
2003-42-9
Current Location:
Out on loan
Culture:
Thai
Provenience:
Thailand
Early Date:
1890
Late Date:
1930
Section:
Asian
Iconography:
Medicine
Description:
Yantra text that talks about how to protect the body with specially placed marks as well as placing small metal balls under the skin. Written in khom script on samut khoi paper. Possibly written by a local soothesayer or magician as a protective or astrological text. The handwriting is different at the end. Most likely from central Thailand. Among the various pictures two images depict a medical practice in Thailand known commonly as "Pressure-point massage" (a practice known in America mostly by its Japanese name, shiatsu).
Credit Line:
Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Other Number:
1995.X.20265   -   Other Number

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Reconsidering Asian Material Texts Workshop (19 Apr 2013)
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