University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:89-13-414
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
Indra
Stupa
Inscription Language:Thai Language
Height: 28.2 cm
Width: 19.7 cm
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 Indra listening to a sermon by Phra Malai. Phra Malai's face has been rubbed away. On the verso is text from the Phra Malai. Written in Thai (Khom script) in blank in on khoi paper, 5 lines per segment. Manuscript originally folded concertina- or accordion-style, but this fragment of one folio is stored flat. Painting of temple scene with stupa in center and altar with flowers in vases and candles. Written and painted in central Siam in the late 19th century.


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[Electronic] Illuminated fragment of Phra Malai [electronic resource], between 1875 and 1899?.. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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