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  fah baat

 

Thailand

A fah baat or alms bowl cover, elaborately inlaid with mother-of-pearl. It shows the Emblem of State from the reign of king Chulalong-korn, who donated a similar copy to the United States of America, as part of over 900 objects for the Siam Exhibit at the 1876 Centennial Expo-sition in Philadelphia.