University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 85-24-10
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Date Made: 1900-1985
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1985
Section:Asian
Materials:Brass (uncertain)
Iconography:Phra Brahma
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1985

Description

Metal seated figure. This amulet, in the shape of a multi-armed seated figure, is the figure worshipped at the Erawan Shrine, a shrine outside the Erwan Hotel in Bangkok. It is called Phra Brahma and illustrate the Hindu influences in Thai Buddhism. It is good for older people and for accumulating money.


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Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition

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