Glazed Porcelain


Glazed Porcelain Elephant Image From Sukhothai, Thailand

An image of the elephant and the herdsman was created as talisman for the village. The process of creating it is a complicated one where each animal shape is created individually and then layered with brown-colored slip. Regarded as holy by the Siamese community, the images of the elephant is created with great care. This image is also believed to be on the urn for a highly respected person or phrya dhatu. 

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