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"The Kingdom Of Siam: The Art of Central Thailand, 1350 - 1800"
2005-07-12 until 2005-10-16
Peabody Essex Museum
USA United States of America
The Peabody Essex Museum is pleased to present The Kingdom of Siam: The Art of Central Thailand, 1350-1800, the world’s first major exhibition of the magnificent treasures of Ayutthaya, a kingdom that flourished for more than 400 years. The exhibition features 80 of the finest surviving works drawn from collections in Thailand, Europe, and the United States--many on view for the first time in the West.
The artworks include stone and bronze Buddha images, sculptures of Hindu deities, figural and decorative wood carvings, temple furnishings, illustrated manuscripts, jewelry, and textiles. The Peabody Essex Museum is the exclusive East Coast venue for this landmark exhibition. The PEM venue of The Kingdom of Siam is made possible through a presenting sponsorship by Grand Circle Travel. Grand Circle is the leading U.S. provider of international vacations for Americans over 50. Additional support has been provided by the Hoch Charitable Trust. Media sponsorship is provided by Classical 102.5 WCRB.