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Khmer Artifacts in the Ramkhamhaeng National Museum

The Ramkhamhaeng National Museum (พิพิธภัณฑสถานแห่งชาติ รามคำแหง) is in Sukhothai, and naturally its principal focus in the ancient Sukhothai kingdom. Khmer items make up a very small part of the collection, but three of the ruins in the ancient city were originally built by the Khmer and later adopted and modified by Sukhothai kings, so there are some Khmer items.

As of February 2019, these are all the Khmer artifacts from a known temple ruin on display.

 

Mueang Si Thep (เมืองศรีเทพ) – Amphoe Si Thep, Phetchabun

broken lintel
Baphuon-style lintel – 11th century
colonette
Colonette – 11th to 12th century
shiva linga
Shiva linga – 11th to 12th century
shiva linga
Shiva linga – 12th century
large yoni
Yoni – 11th to 12th century
damaged yoni
Yoni – 12th century

 

San Ta Pha Daeng (ศาลตาผาแดง) – Amphoe Mueang, Sukhothai

headless and limbless deity stone carved statue
Deity; probably the chief image of the shrine – late 11th to mid-12th century
headless and limbless deity stone carved statue
Probably a guardian deity – late 11th to mid-12th century
headless and limbless female deity stone carved statue
Deity; probably the consort of the shrine's chief deity – late 11th to mid-12th century
headless and limbless deity stone carved statue
Probably a guardian deity – late 11th to mid-12th century

Wat Phra Phai Luang (วัดพระพายหลวง) – Amphoe Mueang, Sukhothai

stone Buddha image missing most of its body
Buddha in meditation posture – 13th century
stone Medicine Buddha antefix
Antefix of Bhaisajyaguru (the "Medicine Buddha") – early 13th century
Buddha meditating under a naga stone carved statue
Buddha meditating under a naga – 13th century

Wat Si Khao (วัดสีเขา) – Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Sawan

headless and limbless deity stone carved statue
Deity – 12th century

 

Wat Si Sawai (วัดศรีสวาย) – Amphoe Mueang, Sukhothai

Reclining Vishnu lintel
Reclining Vishnu lintel – 12th century
two brass crowned Buddhas
Crowned Buddhas – 12th to 13th century
large round pedestal
Pedestal – 13th century
part of a lotus-top prang finial
Section of a lotus-top prang finial – 13th century
stone pedestal
Pedestal – 13th century
pedestal broken in half
Pedestal – 13th century

 

Details – 9am-4pm, 150/30B foreigners/Thais, 055-697367
Location – Mueang Kao, Amphoe Mueang, Sukhothai Province

 

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