University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:75-30-8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Date Made: 1900-1975
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1975
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Teak
Gilt
Paint
Technique:Carved
Gilt
Painted
Iconography:Thephanom
Credit Line:Bequest of Mrs. James Irvine, 1975

Description

Statue of a kneeling guardian figure, known as a thephanom, with hands in prayer (wai) and an armor-like dress. The figure has a tiered spiked helmet with winged sides and wings on the shoulders and thighs. The piece is made of wood with a gilt front and a red back.


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