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  Phra Phutta Sihing (Phutthaisawan, Bangkok)

 

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The Phra Phutta Sihing Buddha image at the Phra Thihnang Phutthaisawan Royal Hall (fig.), which is today located within the complex of the National Museum in Bangkok. The Buddha image, one of three in existence with the same name, was sent back from Chiang Mai in 1787 by the first viceroy of the Rattanakosin period, i.e. Somdet Phra Bowon Raja Chao Maha Surasinghanat (fig.).