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Ceremonial standard, one of a pair
Place of Origin: Northern Thailand
Date: approx. 1850-1950
Materials: Lacquer, pigmented natural resin, and gilding on wood with mirrored glass
Dimensions: H. 80 in x W. 10 in x D. 1 1/2 in, H. 203.2 cm x W. 25.4 cm x D. 3.8 cm
Credit Line: Gift from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Southeast Asian Art Collection
Department: Southeast Asian Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: 2006.27.113.3
On Display: No

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Ceremonial standards, components of royal regalia in both central and northern Thailand, are used in processions for rituals such as coronations and funerals. Officials dressed in traditional costumes carry them to indicate specific sections of a procession. For instance, the king is always accompanied by a ceremonial parasol and fan. The number of ceremonial standards shows the rank of a royal family member. Similar standards can be seen flanking the Buddha or noble figures in other artworks (see 2006.27.45, 2008.78, and 2006.27.81.2).

This standard is in the shape of a sun screen.


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Exhibition History: "Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma" Asian Art Museum, October 23, 2009 - January 10, 2010
Label:

Ceremonial standards, components of royal regalia in both central and northern Thailand, are used in processions for rituals such as coronations and funerals. Officials dressed in traditional costumes carry them to indicate specific sections of a procession. For instance, the king is always accompanied by a ceremonial parasol and fan. The number of ceremonial standards shows the rank of a royal family member. Similar standards can be seen flanking the Buddha or noble figures in other artworks (see 2006.27.45, 2008.78, and 2006.27.81.2).

This standard is in the shape of a sun screen.


Exhibition History: "Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma" Asian Art Museum, October 23, 2009 - January 10, 2010