University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:89-13-395
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Thailand
Period: 19th Century
Date Made: 1875 - 1899
Early Date: 1875
Late Date: 1899
Materials:Khoi Paper
Iconography:Phra Malai
Water Buffalo
Inscription Language:Thai Language
Height: 23.8 cm
Width: 24 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the Asian Collections, University Museum, 1989


Illumination cut from a folio of a Thai manuscript, showing farmers working and children playing by a river. The scene also includes water buffalo, fish, birds, two buildings, and a forest background. On the verso is text from the Phra Malai. Thai script on one side written in black ink. Written in 5 lines per leaf. Written on khoi paper; manuscript originally folded concertina- or accordion-style, but this fragment of one folio is stored flat. Written and painted in Thailand in the late 19th century. Painting of daily life on the other side. Picture included eleven adult figures and four children in various activities on the porches of the homes and at the waterfront. Boat with fruit. Children playing on two water buffalo in the water. Men fishing.


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