University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 85-24-16
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Date Made: 1900-1985
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1985
Section:Asian
Materials:Brass (uncertain)
Copper (uncertain)
Iconography:Luang Pho Dang
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1985

Description

Copper or brass oval plaque. This amulet is called Luang Pho Dang, after one of the two monks embossed on the front surface. The rear surface is covered with written charms and sacred diagrams. The amulet protects against physical harm and is worn around the neck.


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