University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 85-24-11
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Date Made: 1900-1985
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1985
Section:Asian
Materials:Ceramic
Brass
Iconography:Khun Phaen
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1985

Description

Green clay plaque in brass mounting. This amulet is embossed with Buddha figures on each side. It is called Khun Phaen, a famous soldier in Thailand who had several wives. Men use this amulet to attract women. The small ring at the top is for attaching it to a neck chain.


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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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