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Textile with alternating motifs of celestials and bird-women
Place of Origin: India, for the Thai market
Date: approx. 1750-1800
Materials: Dyed cotton
Dimensions: H. 22 5/8 in x L. 43 1/4 in, H. 57.5 cm x L. 109.9 cm
Credit Line: Acquisition made possible by Mr. and Mrs. David Bromwell
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Textiles
Object Number: 2008.83
On Display: No

Description

Label: Mythical bird-men and -women are among the wondrous creatures that inhabit the Eden-like Himavanta Forest of Buddhist legend, and they are frequently depicted in Siamese sculptures, paintings, and other mediums. Sculptural examples can be seen elsewhere in the collection (see B61B+, 2006.27.23 and 2006.27.24).

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Exhibition History: "The Kingdom of Siam: The Art of Central Thailand, 1350-1800" Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, February 18, 2005 - May 8, 2005, Peabody Essex Museum, July 16, 2005 - October 16, 2005
"Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma" Asian Art Museum, October 23, 2009 - January 10, 2010
Label: Mythical bird-men and -women are among the wondrous creatures that inhabit the Eden-like Himavanta Forest of Buddhist legend, and they are frequently depicted in Siamese sculptures, paintings, and other mediums. Sculptural examples can be seen elsewhere in the collection (see B61B+, 2006.27.23 and 2006.27.24).
Exhibition History: "The Kingdom of Siam: The Art of Central Thailand, 1350-1800" Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, February 18, 2005 - May 8, 2005, Peabody Essex Museum, July 16, 2005 - October 16, 2005
"Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma" Asian Art Museum, October 23, 2009 - January 10, 2010