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Amulet

Object Number:85-24-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Chiengmai
Date Made: 1900-1985
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1985
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper
Iconography:Phra Ngang
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1985

Description

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition

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