University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:89-13-415
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Provenience: Thailand
Period: 19th Century
Date Made: 1875 - 1899
Early Date: 1875
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Khoi Paper
Iconography:Phra Malai
Nun
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the Asian Collections, University Museum, 1989

Description

Illumination cut from a folio of a Thai manuscript, showing two women, possibly nuns, kneeling in a devotional pose before a yellow background. On the verso is a modern copy of text in modern Thai from the Phra Malai. A small piece of the manuscript with yellow on one side and text on the other is pasted in the center of the right edge to reinforce the hinge. The upper right corner is slightly damaged. Written in 6 lines per segment. Written on khoi paper; manuscript originally folded concertina- or accordion-style, but this fragment of one folio is stored flat. Written and painted in central Siam in the late 19th century.


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[Electronic] Illumination from Thai manuscript [electronic resource], between 1875 and 1899?.. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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