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A Thai monk holding a fan. Photograph by John Thomson, 1865.

  • Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921
Date
1865
Reference
19486i
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Description

A young man with shaven head, seated to left. He wears a chiworn (outer garment) around which is a lighter coloured sanghati (sash) and belt. In his right hand he holds a fan as a sign that he had passed certain Buddhist exams equivalent to obtaining a degree

Publication/Creation

1865

Physical description

1 photograph : glass photonegative, wet collodion : stereograph

Lettering

Siamese Buddhist bonze

Notes

This is one of a collection of original glass negatives made by John Thomson. The negatives, made between 1868 and 1872, were purchased from Thomson by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1921

References note

Paisarn Piemmettawat, Siam through the lens of John Thomson 1865-66, including Angkor and coastal China, Bangkok: River Books, 2015, p. 68

Lettering note

Bears Thomson's negative number: "619"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 19486i

Languages

  • English


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