University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 85-24-3
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Thailand
Date Made: 1900-1985
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1985
Iconography:Phra Ngang
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1985


Copper seated amulet with figure. This amulet, in the shape of a seated Buddhist figure with bulging eyes, is called Phra Ngang, the Thai name of a Chinese monk. The amulet offers general protection. It rattles when shaken and thus belongs to the category of Phra Kring amulets.

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