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Object Number:
85-24-3
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Thai
Buddhist
Provenience:
Thailand
Chiengmai
Date Made:
1900-1985
Early Date:
1900
Late Date:
1985
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Copper
Iconography:
Phra Ngang
Description:
Copper seated amulet with figure. This amulet, in the shape of a seated Buddhist figure with bulging eyes, is called Phra Ngang, the Thai name of a Chinese monk. The amulet offers general protection. It rattles when shaken and thus belongs to the category of Phra Kring amulets.
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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