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Statue

Object Number:2005-10-13
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Burma
North Thailand
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Glass
Technique:Inlaid
Painted
Iconography:Attendant
Thepphanom
Thephanom
Credit Line:Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection, 2005
Other Number:25.162.1 - Other Number

Description

Female attendant to the Buddha (thepphanom or thephanom, เทพนม) kneeling with her hands folded in front. Painted detail with glass inlay accents.The absence of gold leaf on the wood suggests a tribal origin, possibly Shan. One of a pair.

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. 108, Fig. 57View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Tingley, Nancy. 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. 20, fig. 10View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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