University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:82-7-53
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Northeast Thailand
Period: 19th Century
Date Made: 1800-1850
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1850
Iconography:Su Khwan Rituals
Su Khro Rituals
Good Fortune
Height: 1.1 cm
Length: 27 cm
Width: 5 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1981
Other Number:131 - Other Number


Texts (ต้นฉบับ) for Su Khwan (สู่ขวัญ) and Su Khro rituals, used to bring good fortune to the sponsor of the ritual and to heal someone suffering from pain or illness. Written In Lao with some words in Pali (Tua Tham or old Lao). The manuscript is incomplete and the palm leaves on which it is written are in fragile condition. Written in 3-5 lines. Written on palm leaves threaded through one hole left of center. Written in a northern Thai village (Chieng Kreua?) in the early 19th century.

Formerly owned by the grandfather of Bawiwi Khien Khrua of the village of Tung Fon; donated by Bawiwi Khien Khrua. Accompanied by a tag giving the buyer permission to take the manuscript out of the Kingdom of Thailand (printed tag accompanying manuscript).


[Electronic] Lao ritual texts [electronic resource], between 1800 and 1825?.. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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