University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2005-10-6
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: North Thailand
Thailand
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Lacquer
Glass
Technique:Inlaid
Iconography:Elephant
Credit Line:Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection, 2005
Other Number:64.16.1 - Other Number

Description

One of pair of kneeling elephants ( or Gajasingha) with upright tail and small ears in red lacquer with glass inlay eyes and a flattened platform back. This would have served as a step to a thammat, or pulpit, where a Buddhist monk would deliver a teaching.


Bibliography:

[Article] Lang, Stephen A., and White, Joyce C. 2008. "The Asian Section". Arts of Asia. Kowloon. Arts of Asia Publications, Ltd. Vol. 38. no. 5. pg. 96-110 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 107, Fig. 56View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Nancy Tingley. 2003. Doris Duke: the Southeast Asian Art Collection.. New York. Foundation for Southeast Asian Art and Culture. ed. 1st. pg. 104 : col. ill., maps ; 26 cm. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 46, pl. 24; pg. 51, fig. 14View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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