University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKhan Maak
ขันหมาก
Object Number:82-7-55
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Isaan
Provenience: Thailand
Baan Phoon Gnaam
Date Made: 1900-1910
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1910
Section:Asian
Materials:Mai Som Kob
Wood
Metal
Nails
Technique:Carved
Nailed
Height: 23 cm
Length: 23.5 cm
Width: 24 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1981
Other Number:074 - Other Number

Description

Intricately carved wooden box that is essentially two squares on top of each other. The bottom square being the base, the middle section of each face is carved out giving it a four legged look. The top square is the actual container, it is separated into three compartments by wood pieces, two small compartments and one larger one. Used to hold bride price and tobacco brought by the groom to the bride's mother.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

World Culture Day / Six Continents, One World: A Day of Archaeological Discovery / "What in the World" (22 Oct 1994 - 22 Oct 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

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