University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 85-24-13
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Bangkok
Date Made: 1900-1985
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1985
Section:Asian
Materials:Tin (uncertain)
Iconography:Cedi
Stupa
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1985

Description

Metal pyramid. This amulet represents a chedi (Thai for stupa). It is said to come from Wat Suthat, Bangkok, and is used by men for increasing fertility and well-being. It is a Phra Kring amulet and rattles when shaken (see 84-24-2).


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