Votive tablet, or phra phim, depicting the Buddha’s first sermon at Sarnath

Historical period(s)
Dvaravati period, 7th-8th century
H x W (overall): 12.8 x 9.2 cm (5 1/16 x 3 5/8 in)
Central Thailand, Nakhon Sawan province
Credit Line
Gift of Osborne and Gratia Hauge, and Victor and Takako Hauge
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Votive tablet

ascetic, Brahma, Buddha, Buddhism, dharmachakra, Dvaravati period (ca. 500 - 900), Indra, lotus, Thailand, vajra, WWII-era provenance

From at least 1973 to 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge [1]

From 2005
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 2005 [2]


[1] Object file. Acquired while Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and Gratia Hauge were living in Bangkok (1967-1972 or 1973). Major sources of acquisitions during this time were dealers in Bangkok, the weekend market in Bangkok, and vendors in Ayutthaya.

[2] Ownership of collected objects sometimes changed between the Hauge families. According to Taka Hauge, the sources of the stucco heads and related works were the dealers Chai Ma and Peng Seng:

Chai Ma Antiques, 799-801 Silom Road, Bangkok 5, tel. 2364-390, 2364-408

Peng Seng, 942/1-3 Rama IV Road (corner of Suriwongse Road), Bangkok 10500

Previous Owner(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919 - 2013, 1923 - 2015)

Published References
  • Dr. Hiram Woodward. The Art and Architecture of Thailand: From Prehistoric Times Through the Thirteenth Century
    . Handbook of oriental studies. Section three, South-East Asia, 14, 2nd ed. Leiden. .
  • M.L. Pattaratorn Chirapravati. Votive Tablets in Thailand: Origins, Styles, and Uses. New York. .
  • Art from Thailand. Mumbai, 1999. .
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum