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Bangkok: Portico of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha

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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Kenneth W.
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialSE Asia (Bangkok, Thailand)
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-18T23:18:59Z
dc.date.available2019-12-18T23:18:59Z
dc.identifierANUA 682-3654
dc.identifier.otherAR BUD-70
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/196037
dc.descriptionThe Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Keo, is the most sacred shrine in Thailand. The Emerald Buddha, a jasper image at least five hundred years old, is placed on a pedestal more than thirty feet high within a large temple built by the kings of Thailand. It is customary for lay devotees to make their offerings of flower and incense on the portico at the entrance to the large room in which the Emerald Buddha is kept. Note the gold and porcelain work with which the temple is adorned, the bronze chinthes guarding the doors, and the two garudas between the pillars. The garuda is a mythical man-bird taken over from Hinduism.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumsepia
dc.format.mediumcolour
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectThailand: Bangkok
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.subjectinterior
dc.subjectslide set
dc.titleBangkok: Portico of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: Kenneth W. Morgan, Visual Education Service, The Divinity School, Yale University
dc.date.updated2019-12-18T23:18:59Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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