Nielloware Betel Set with Tonsure Scissors
Betel Set with Tonsure Scissors - Gift of King Mongkut, 1856Bowl (Khan thom) - Gift of King Rama IV, 1856Tonsure Scissors Used in Top-Knot Cutting Ceremony - Gift of King Rama IV, 1856Water Pot (Ka nam) - Gift of King Rama IV, 1856Bowl: Phan rong samrap nung - Gift of King Rama IV, 1856
Betel Set with Tonsure Scissors
Khruang ngoen lai cham lak thom ya dam ka lai thong
"A Siamese hair-cutting scissors diversified and bottomed with gold"
Kan trai khruang tat phom yang thai khram thong
Gifts of King Mongkut, 1856
Harris Treaty Gifts
Nielloware (Silver, silver alloy, and gold)
Bowl and stand, Department of Anthropology, cat. #s: E63; Water Pot, USNM # E65;
Tonsure Scissors, USNM # E66


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Gallery 1

1a. Robert's Treaty, 1833

1b. Harris Treaty, 1856

1c. Status & Rank of the Presidents

Gallery 2

2a. H.M. King Chulongkorn's Gifts

2b. Centennial Exposition, 1876

2c. 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Gallery 3

3a. Institutional Gifts

3b. Recent Gifts to the US

3c. Thai Royal Gifts in Perspective

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