University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2005-10-7
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 Number64.16.2 - Other Number

Description

One of a 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] White, Joyce C. & Lang, Stephen A. 2008. "The Asian Section". Arts of Asia. 38 (5): 96-110. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 107, Fig. 56View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Book] Nancy Tingley. 2003. Doris Duke: the Southeast Asian Art Collection. 104 p. : col. ill., maps ; 26 cm. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 46, pl. 24View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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