University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 85-24-6
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Date Made: 1900-1985
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1985
Section:Asian
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Nang Kampheng
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1985

Description

Brown-orange clay plaque. This amulet, which depicts a seated Buddha figure, is called Nang Kampheng. It is said to protect the provincial capital of Kampheng Ped Province. "Nang" is a term for woman and is a symbol of the province.


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