University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:89-13-333
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Provenience: Thailand
Period: 19th Century
Date Made: 1800 - 1899
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Khoi Paper
Pigment
Iconography:Phra Malai
Māleyya
Indra
Devi
Jualamani Stupa
Stupa
Inscription Language:Thai Language
Height: 23.5 cm
Width: 63.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the Asian Collections, University Museum, 1989

Description

Illuminated folio from a Phra Malai manuscript, with two halves of text folios on the verso (Devis and Musicians, right. Indra and Jualamani Stupa, left). Heavily taped. On outer side when folded there is handwritten Thai (Khom/Khmer) script in black ink. On the inner side there is script in the center and at each end there is a painting. On the right there is a figure inside a cloud, an assembly and an orchestra. On the left there is a stupa and surounding figures including a green-skinned heavenly figure. Written in 10 lines per folio. Khoi paper with text in black; originally folded concertina- or accordion-style, but now the illuminated folio is housed open and flat. Manuscript illustrated with images of Indra and devis, most with blank faces. Tape or paper glued to hinge on verso and tape or paper and a very small piece of another illuminated manuscript glued to the edges of the verso for support.


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[Electronic] Fragment from Phra Malai [electronic resource], 1800s?.. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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