University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:89-13-327
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Provenience: Thailand
Period: 20th Century
19th Century
Date Made: 1890 - 1925
Early Date: 1890
Late Date: 1925
Section:Asian
Materials:Khoi Paper
Iconography:Phra Malai
Punnaka
Vidhura
Jataka Tales
Vidhurapandita Jataka
Inscription Language:Thai Language
Height: 21.7 cm
Width: 26 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 the demon Punnaka and Vidhura on Punnaka's horse. Details and background color damaged by abrasion. Text from Phra Malai on verso, stained, abraded, and difficult to read. On outer side when folded there is handwritten Thai (Khom) script in black ink. On the interior side there is a painting of a Jataka story. Background of painting is dark red with the figure of an ogre on a galloping blue horse. A second figure has arms intertwined in the horses tail. Written in 5 lines per segment. Written and painted on khoi paper; manuscript originally folded concertina- or accordion-style, but this fragment of one folio is stored flat. Written and painted in central Thailand in the very late 19th or early 20th century. From same manuscript as Penn Museum 89-13-328.


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[Electronic] Illuminated fragment of Phra Malai [electronic resource], between 1890 and 1925?.. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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