University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 85-24-9
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Wat Makhan Thao
Date Made: 1900-1985
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1985
Section:Asian
Materials:Iron (uncertain)
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1985

Description

Metal (iron?) cylinder with fiber covering. This amulet is said to come from Wat Makhan Thao, Chainat Province. It is an amulet which can be worn only by men. They wear it around their necks or waists and it is supposed to protect the wearer from bodily harm.


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

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