ของขวัญแห่งมิตรภาพราชอาณาจักรไทยและสหรัฐอเมริกา | 1818 - 2018

The Collection

ของขวัญแห่งมิตรภาพ


While there are countless instances of support and goodwill between Thailand and the United States, the focus of this exhibition is the gifts exchanged at historic moments and the stories they tell of two worlds uniting on the basis of generosity and mutual esteem. 

Over time, the initial tokens of wealth and prestige evolved into presents based also on the sharing of knowledge and culture. Each gift is a prism that reflects its time and place, and much like the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States of America, demonstrates both a reverence for tradition and an eye to the future.

มีตัวอย่างนับไม่ถ้วนที่แสดงให้เห็นถึงความช่วยเหลือและไมตรีจิตระหว่างประเทศไทยกับสหรัฐอเมริกาที่มีต่อกันตลอดมา อย่างไรก็ดี นิทรรศการนี้เน้นไปที่ของขวัญที่มีการแลกเปลี่ยนกันในช่วงเวลาสองศตวรรษอันสำคัญนี้ และเรื่องราวของสองประเทศที่ผสานเป็นอันหนึ่งอันเดียวกันด้วยไมตรีจิตและการให้เกียรติซึ่งกันและกัน  โดยสื่อสารผ่านของขวัญดังกล่าว  

เมื่อกาลเวลาผันผ่านไป สิ่งที่แสดงถึงความมั่งคั่งและเกียรติศักดิ์ในสมัยเมื่อแรกเริ่มก็ได้กลายมาเป็นของขวัญที่แบ่งปันความรู้และวัฒนธรรมซึ่งกันและกัน ของขวัญแต่ละชิ้นเป็นเสมือนกระจกสะท้อนให้เห็นถึงเวลาและสถานที่ที่มีเรื่องราวของของขวัญชิ้นนั้น และเช่นเดียวกับราชอาณาจักรไทยและสหรัฐอเมริกา ที่ต่างก็เคารพขนบธรรมเนียมซึ่งกันและกัน และมุ่งที่จะสานความสัมพันธ์อันดีต่อไปในอนาคต

 Letter from Phraya Suriyawong Montri (Dit Bunnag) to President James Monroe, 1818 Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division; James Monroe Papers Series I. Collection Doc No 4784-4785

Letter from Phraya Suriyawong Montri (Dit Bunnag) to President James Monroe, 1818 Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division; James Monroe Papers Series I. Collection Doc No 4784-4785

 Letter from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce (excerpt), 1856 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923528

Letter from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce (excerpt), 1856 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923528

 Letter from Second King Pinklao to President Franklin Pierce (excerpt), 1856 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923526

Letter from Second King Pinklao to President Franklin Pierce (excerpt), 1856 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923526

 Letter from King Chulalongkorn to President Ulysses S. Grant (excerpt), 1869 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923534

Letter from King Chulalongkorn to President Ulysses S. Grant (excerpt), 1869 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923534

 Letter from King Chulalongkorn to President Ulysses S. Grant (excerpt), 1869 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923534  พระราชสาส์นในพระบาทสมเด็จพระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว พระราชทานแก่ประธานาธิบดียูลิสซีส เอส. แกรนต์ (ตัดมาบางส่วน) พ.ศ. ๒๔๑๒ ได้รับความอนุเคราะห์จากแผนกบันทึกทั่วไปของรัฐบาลสหรัฐอเมริกา องค์การบริหารจดหมายเหตุและบันทึกแห่งชาติ; 6923534

Letter from King Chulalongkorn to President Ulysses S. Grant (excerpt), 1869 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923534

พระราชสาส์นในพระบาทสมเด็จพระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว พระราชทานแก่ประธานาธิบดียูลิสซีส เอส. แกรนต์ (ตัดมาบางส่วน) พ.ศ. ๒๔๑๒ ได้รับความอนุเคราะห์จากแผนกบันทึกทั่วไปของรัฐบาลสหรัฐอเมริกา องค์การบริหารจดหมายเหตุและบันทึกแห่งชาติ; 6923534

 Letter from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce (excerpt), 1859 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923542

Letter from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce (excerpt), 1859 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923542

 Calling Cards from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce, 1859 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923541

Calling Cards from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce, 1859 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923541

 Letter from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce (excerpt), 1856 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923528

Letter from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce (excerpt), 1856 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923528

 Letter from King Mongkut to President James Buchanan (excerpt), 1861 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923530

Letter from King Mongkut to President James Buchanan (excerpt), 1861 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923530

 Letter from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce (excerpt), 1856 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923528

Letter from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce (excerpt), 1856 Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 6923528

 
 Portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in a Silver Niello Frame with Gold Royal Cypher Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to President John F. Kennedy, 1963 38.1 x 26 cm Courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum; MO 76.307

Portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in a Silver Niello Frame with Gold Royal Cypher Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to President John F. Kennedy, 1963 38.1 x 26 cm Courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum; MO 76.307

 Portrait of George Washington Attributed to Rembrandt Peale Gift from President Franklin Pierce to Second King Pinklao, 1856 92 x 79 cm Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department of Thailand; P.48

Portrait of George Washington Attributed to Rembrandt Peale Gift from President Franklin Pierce to Second King Pinklao, 1856 92 x 79 cm Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department of Thailand; P.48

 Enamel Portrait of King Prajadhipok in Gold Frame with Diamonds Gift from King Prajadhipok to First Lady Lou Henry Hoover, 1931 5.4 x 3.2 cm Courtesy of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum; 65.6.124 (a-b)

Enamel Portrait of King Prajadhipok in Gold Frame with Diamonds Gift from King Prajadhipok to First Lady Lou Henry Hoover, 1931 5.4 x 3.2 cm Courtesy of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum; 65.6.124 (a-b)

 Portrait of Franklin Pierce Unknown Artist Gift from President Franklin Pierce to Second King Pinklao, 1856 98 x 84 cm Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department of Thailand

Portrait of Franklin Pierce Unknown Artist Gift from President Franklin Pierce to Second King Pinklao, 1856 98 x 84 cm Courtesy of the Fine Arts Department of Thailand

 

Gold Nielloware

เครื่องถมทอง

 Gold Nielloware Bowl, waterpots, stands, and tonsure shears Gifts from King Mongkut (left) and Second King Pinklao (right) to President Franklin Pierce, 1856 Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; Left: E63-0, E65-0, E66-0; Right: E56-0, E58-0, E59-0, E62-0; Photo by James Di Loreto, Lucia RM Martino, and Kate D. Sherwood  เครื่องถมทอง ขัน กาน้ำ ถาดรองกาน้ำ และกรรไกรเครื่องตัดผม ของขวัญพระราชทานจากพระบาทสมเด็จพระจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว (ซ้าย) และจากพระบาทสมเด็จพระปิ่นเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว (ขวา) แก่ประธานาธิบดีแฟรงกลิน เพียร์ซ พ.ศ. ๒๓๙๙ ได้รับความอนุเคราะห์จากฝ่ายมานุษยวิทยา สถาบันสมิธโซเนียน; ซ้าย: E63-0, E65-0, E66-0; ขวา: E56-0, E58-0, E59-0, E62-0; ถ่ายโดยเจมส์ ดิลอเรโต ลูเซีย อาร์เอ็ม มาร์ติโน และเคท ดี. เชอร์วูด

Gold Nielloware Bowl, waterpots, stands, and tonsure shears Gifts from King Mongkut (left) and Second King Pinklao (right) to President Franklin Pierce, 1856 Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; Left: E63-0, E65-0, E66-0; Right: E56-0, E58-0, E59-0, E62-0; Photo by James Di Loreto, Lucia RM Martino, and Kate D. Sherwood

เครื่องถมทอง ขัน กาน้ำ ถาดรองกาน้ำ และกรรไกรเครื่องตัดผม ของขวัญพระราชทานจากพระบาทสมเด็จพระจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว (ซ้าย) และจากพระบาทสมเด็จพระปิ่นเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว (ขวา) แก่ประธานาธิบดีแฟรงกลิน เพียร์ซ พ.ศ. ๒๓๙๙ ได้รับความอนุเคราะห์จากฝ่ายมานุษยวิทยา สถาบันสมิธโซเนียน; ซ้าย: E63-0, E65-0, E66-0; ขวา: E56-0, E58-0, E59-0, E62-0; ถ่ายโดยเจมส์ ดิลอเรโต ลูเซีย อาร์เอ็ม มาร์ติโน และเคท ดี. เชอร์วูด

 Gold Nielloware Waterpot, envelopes for betel leaf, stands, water bowl, lidded containers, and spittoon Gift from King Chulalongkorn to the Smithsonian Institution, 1876 Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; Left: E27150-0, E27153-0, E27155-0, E27156; Right: E27149-0, E27153-0, E27157-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto  ชุดเชี่ยนหมากถมตะทองและชุดเครื่องแป้งถมตะทอง กาน้ำ ซองพลู พานรอง ขัน โถปริก และกระโถนปากแตรใหญ่ ของขวัญพระราชทานจากพระบาทสมเด็จพระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว แก่สถาบันสมิธโซเนียน พ.ศ. ๒๔๑๙ ได้รับความอนุเคราะห์จากฝ่ายมานุษยวิทยา สถาบันสมิธโซเนียน; ซ้าย: E27150-0, E27153-0, E27155-0, E27156; ขวา E27149-0, E27153-0, E27157-0; ถ่ายโดยจิม ดิลอเรโต

Gold Nielloware Waterpot, envelopes for betel leaf, stands, water bowl, lidded containers, and spittoon Gift from King Chulalongkorn to the Smithsonian Institution, 1876 Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; Left: E27150-0, E27153-0, E27155-0, E27156; Right: E27149-0, E27153-0, E27157-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

ชุดเชี่ยนหมากถมตะทองและชุดเครื่องแป้งถมตะทอง กาน้ำ ซองพลู พานรอง ขัน โถปริก และกระโถนปากแตรใหญ่ ของขวัญพระราชทานจากพระบาทสมเด็จพระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว แก่สถาบันสมิธโซเนียน พ.ศ. ๒๔๑๙ ได้รับความอนุเคราะห์จากฝ่ายมานุษยวิทยา สถาบันสมิธโซเนียน; ซ้าย: E27150-0, E27153-0, E27155-0, E27156; ขวา E27149-0, E27153-0, E27157-0; ถ่ายโดยจิม ดิลอเรโต

 Gold Niello Desk Set Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960 35.8 x 45.7 cm Courtesy of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum; 63-378. 1-12

Gold Niello Desk Set Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960 35.8 x 45.7 cm Courtesy of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum; 63-378. 1-12

 Gold Niello Bowl Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson, 1967 14.29 x 25.72 cm Courtesy of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum; 1967.38.3

Gold Niello Bowl Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson, 1967 14.29 x 25.72 cm Courtesy of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum; 1967.38.3

 Gold Niello Turtle and Tray Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to First Grandson Patrick Lyndon Nugent, 1967 6.35 x 6.53 cm Courtesy of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum; 1967.38.4 A-C

Gold Niello Turtle and Tray Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to First Grandson Patrick Lyndon Nugent, 1967 6.35 x 6.53 cm Courtesy of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum; 1967.38.4 A-C

 Gold Niello Bowl, Tray, and Ladle Gift from Their Majesties to President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, 1969 Bowl: 12.9 x 26 cm; Tray: 36.1 cm diameter; Ladle: 34.3 x 8.8 cm Courtesy of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum; HS 1969.44.1-3

Gold Niello Bowl, Tray, and Ladle Gift from Their Majesties to President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, 1969 Bowl: 12.9 x 26 cm; Tray: 36.1 cm diameter; Ladle: 34.3 x 8.8 cm Courtesy of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum; HS 1969.44.1-3

 Gold Niello Tray Gift from Their Majesties to President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, 1969 34.7 x 26.4 cm Courtesy of the Richard Nixon Presidential Museum and Library; HS.1969.48.1-2

Gold Niello Tray Gift from Their Majesties to President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, 1969 34.7 x 26.4 cm Courtesy of the Richard Nixon Presidential Museum and Library; HS.1969.48.1-2

 Gold Niello Bowl and Tray Gift from Queen Sirikit to President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush, 1991 18 x 11.5 cm Courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum; 91.70108.6

Gold Niello Bowl and Tray Gift from Queen Sirikit to President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush, 1991 18 x 11.5 cm Courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum; 91.70108.6

 Gold Niello Water Container Gift from Their Majesties to President William J. Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton, 1996 27.5 x 15.2 cm Courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum; 4934398.06

Gold Niello Water Container Gift from Their Majesties to President William J. Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton, 1996 27.5 x 15.2 cm Courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum; 4934398.06

 Gold Niello Covered Bowl Embellished with Gold and Diamonds Gift from Their Majesties to President William J. Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton, 1996 16 x 10 cm Courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum; 4394398.06ตัน; 4934398.06

Gold Niello Covered Bowl Embellished with Gold and Diamonds Gift from Their Majesties to President William J. Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton, 1996 16 x 10 cm Courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum; 4394398.06ตัน; 4934398.06

 Gold Niello Covered Bowl with Gold Royal Cyphers Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to President George W. Bush, 2003 33.7 x 20.5 cm Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum; FO.333417.2.a-b

Gold Niello Covered Bowl with Gold Royal Cyphers Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to President George W. Bush, 2003 33.7 x 20.5 cm Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum; FO.333417.2.a-b

 Gold Niello Container Embellished with Diamonds Gift from Queen Sirikit to First Lady Laura Bush, 2003 13 x 9.3 cm Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum; FO.333268.1.a-c

Gold Niello Container Embellished with Diamonds Gift from Queen Sirikit to First Lady Laura Bush, 2003 13 x 9.3 cm Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum; FO.333268.1.a-c

 Silver Niello Bowl with Gold Trim Gift from King Prajadhipok to President Herbert Hoover, 1931 38.1 x 45.4 cm Courtesy of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum; 65.2.35 (a-c)

Silver Niello Bowl with Gold Trim Gift from King Prajadhipok to President Herbert Hoover, 1931 38.1 x 45.4 cm Courtesy of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum; 65.2.35 (a-c)

 

Garments, Textiles and Accessories

ฉลองพระองค์และสิ่งทอ

  Chalong Phra Ong Khrui (Ceremonial Gold Robe) Gift from Prince Wan Waithayakon to the Smithsonian Institution, 1947 98 x 79 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E-385867-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

Chalong Phra Ong Khrui (Ceremonial Gold Robe) Gift from Prince Wan Waithayakon to the Smithsonian Institution, 1947 98 x 79 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E-385867-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

 Star of Siam Jacket of Thai Silk and Silk Brocade Gift from Queen Sirikit to First Lady Rosalynn Carter, 1980 116.8 x 61 cm Courtesy of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum; 80.1393.1

Star of Siam Jacket of Thai Silk and Silk Brocade Gift from Queen Sirikit to First Lady Rosalynn Carter, 1980 116.8 x 61 cm Courtesy of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum; 80.1393.1

 SUPPORT Foundation Woven Straw Purse   Gift from Queen Sirikit to First Lady Barbara Bush, 1991 22.9 x 29.2 x 2 cm Courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum; 91.70108.2

SUPPORT Foundation Woven Straw Purse   Gift from Queen Sirikit to First Lady Barbara Bush, 1991 22.9 x 29.2 x 2 cm Courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum; 91.70108.2

 “Chantaboon” Woven Reed Mat with Astrological Sign of the Dog Chanthaburi Province Gift from King Chulalongkorn to the Smithsonian Institution, 1904 188 x 86 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E235968; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

“Chantaboon” Woven Reed Mat with Astrological Sign of the Dog Chanthaburi Province Gift from King Chulalongkorn to the Smithsonian Institution, 1904 188 x 86 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E235968; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

 SUPPORT Foundation Praewa Silk Brocade Shoulder Cloth Gift from Queen Sirikit to President George H. W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush, 1991 Courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum; 91.70108.6

SUPPORT Foundation Praewa Silk Brocade Shoulder Cloth Gift from Queen Sirikit to President George H. W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush, 1991 Courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum; 91.70108.6

 Figure 3.44 SUPPORT Foundation Yan Lipao Vine Woven Purse Embellished with Diamonds Gift from Their Majesties to First Lady Hillary Clinton, 1996 11.4 x 17.8 x 7 cm Courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum; 1996.4394398

Figure 3.44 SUPPORT Foundation Yan Lipao Vine Woven Purse Embellished with Diamonds Gift from Their Majesties to First Lady Hillary Clinton, 1996 11.4 x 17.8 x 7 cm Courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum; 1996.4394398

 Silk Hip Wrapper for Nobleman Gift from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce, 1856 96 x 319 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E83-0; Photo by James Di Loreto and Lucia RM Martino

Silk Hip Wrapper for Nobleman Gift from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce, 1856 96 x 319 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E83-0; Photo by James Di Loreto and Lucia RM Martino

 Silver Niello Purse Embellished with Diamonds Gift from Queen Sirikit to First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson, 1966 12.1 x 17.7 x 3.6 cm Courtesy of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum; 1966.51.6

Silver Niello Purse Embellished with Diamonds Gift from Queen Sirikit to First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson, 1966 12.1 x 17.7 x 3.6 cm Courtesy of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum; 1966.51.6

 SUPPORT Foundation Yan Lipao Vine Woven Purse Embellished with Diamonds Gift from Queen Sirikit to First Lady Laura Bush, 2002 6.4 x 15.2 x 9.8 cm Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum; FO.248878.4.a-b

SUPPORT Foundation Yan Lipao Vine Woven Purse Embellished with Diamonds Gift from Queen Sirikit to First Lady Laura Bush, 2002 6.4 x 15.2 x 9.8 cm Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum; FO.248878.4.a-b

 Silk and Gold Thread Hip Wrapper for Royalty Gift from King Chulalongkorn to the Smithsonian Institution, 1876 95.25 x 304.8 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E27129-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

Silk and Gold Thread Hip Wrapper for Royalty Gift from King Chulalongkorn to the Smithsonian Institution, 1876 95.25 x 304.8 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E27129-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

 SUPPORT Foundation Yan Lipao Vine Woven Purse Gift from Queen Sirikit to First Lady Rosalynn Carter, 1979 10.2 x 20.2 x 12.7 cm Courtesy of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum; 79.10.1

SUPPORT Foundation Yan Lipao Vine Woven Purse Gift from Queen Sirikit to First Lady Rosalynn Carter, 1979 10.2 x 20.2 x 12.7 cm Courtesy of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum; 79.10.1

Other Items of Note

ของขวัญพระราชทานอื่นๆ

 Model of Subanahongsa Royal Barge Gift from Queen Sirikit to the Smithsonian Institution, 1995 32.4 x 17.5 x 110 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E433566-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

Model of Subanahongsa Royal Barge Gift from Queen Sirikit to the Smithsonian Institution, 1995 32.4 x 17.5 x 110 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E433566-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

 Cigarette Case with Royal Cypher of King Ananda Mahidol Gift from Luang Praditmanutham (Pridi Banomyong), Regent of King Ananda Mahidol, to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1945 8.26 x 7.62 cm Courtesy of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum; MO 1946.29.1

Cigarette Case with Royal Cypher of King Ananda Mahidol Gift from Luang Praditmanutham (Pridi Banomyong), Regent of King Ananda Mahidol, to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1945 8.26 x 7.62 cm Courtesy of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum; MO 1946.29.1

 

Religious Items

ศาสนวัตถุ

 Prayer Fan of Ivory, Silk, and Gold Thread Gift from King Chulalongkorn to the Smithsonian Institution, 1876 99 x 39.5 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E27267-0; Photo by James Di Loreto

Prayer Fan of Ivory, Silk, and Gold Thread Gift from King Chulalongkorn to the Smithsonian Institution, 1876 99 x 39.5 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E27267-0; Photo by James Di Loreto

 Satchel for Alms Bowl Gift from King Chulalongkorn to the Smithsonian Institution, 1876 61 x 84 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E27270-0; Photo by James Di Loreto and Lucia RM Martino

Satchel for Alms Bowl Gift from King Chulalongkorn to the Smithsonian Institution, 1876 61 x 84 cm Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E27270-0; Photo by James Di Loreto and Lucia RM Martino

 Alms Bowl Embellished by Lacquered Lid and Stand with Mother of Pearl Inlay Gift from King Chulalongkorn to the Smithsonian Institution, 1876 Lid: 26.7 cm diameter Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E27266-0, E413401; Photo by James Di Loreto, Lucia RM Martino, and Fred Cochard

Alms Bowl Embellished by Lacquered Lid and Stand with Mother of Pearl Inlay Gift from King Chulalongkorn to the Smithsonian Institution, 1876 Lid: 26.7 cm diameter Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E27266-0, E413401; Photo by James Di Loreto, Lucia RM Martino, and Fred Cochard

Tools and Instruments

เครื่องมือและเครื่องดนตรี

 Basketry Set Pho Thong District, Ang Thong Province   Gift from the SUPPORT Foundation to the Smithsonian Institution, 1981 Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E421961-0, E421962-0, E421964-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

Basketry Set Pho Thong District, Ang Thong Province   Gift from the SUPPORT Foundation to the Smithsonian Institution, 1981 Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E421961-0, E421962-0, E421964-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

 Fiddle (So u) Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the Library of Congress, 1960 78.7 cm length Courtesy of the Library of Congress; 5137-L

Fiddle (So u) Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the Library of Congress, 1960 78.7 cm length Courtesy of the Library of Congress; 5137-L

 Hand Cymbals (Ching) Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the Library of Congress, 1960 5.1 cm diameter each Courtesy of the Library of Congress; 5137-L 3

Hand Cymbals (Ching) Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the Library of Congress, 1960 5.1 cm diameter each Courtesy of the Library of Congress; 5137-L 3

 Basketry Set Pho Thong District, Ang Thong Province   Gift from the SUPPORT Foundation to the Smithsonian Institution, 1981 Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E421961-0, E421962-0, E421964-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

Basketry Set Pho Thong District, Ang Thong Province   Gift from the SUPPORT Foundation to the Smithsonian Institution, 1981 Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E421961-0, E421962-0, E421964-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

 Hand Drums (Rammana and Thon) Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the Library of Congress, 1960 Thon: 47 x 25.4 cm Courtesy of the Library of Congress; 5137-L 5.00.00, 5137-L 5.00.01

Hand Drums (Rammana and Thon) Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the Library of Congress, 1960 Thon: 47 x 25.4 cm Courtesy of the Library of Congress; 5137-L 5.00.00, 5137-L 5.00.01

 Basketry Set Pho Thong District, Ang Thong Province   Gift from the SUPPORT Foundation to the Smithsonian Institution, 1981 Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E421961-0, E421962-0, E421964-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

Basketry Set Pho Thong District, Ang Thong Province   Gift from the SUPPORT Foundation to the Smithsonian Institution, 1981 Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E421961-0, E421962-0, E421964-0; Photo by Jim Di Loreto

 Flute (Khlui u) Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the Library of Congress, 1960 45 cm length Courtesy of the Library of Congress; 5137-L 2

Flute (Khlui u) Gift from King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the Library of Congress, 1960 45 cm length Courtesy of the Library of Congress; 5137-L 2

 
 Japanese-style Sword with Satinwood Scabbard Gift from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce, 1856 83 cm length Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E101-1; Photo by James Di Loreto and Lucia RM Martino

Japanese-style Sword with Satinwood Scabbard Gift from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce, 1856 83 cm length Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E101-1; Photo by James Di Loreto and Lucia RM Martino

 Japanese-style Sword with Gold Niello Scabbard Gift from King Mongkut to President James Buchanan (received by President Abraham Lincoln), 1861 86.4 cm length Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 5923141

Japanese-style Sword with Gold Niello Scabbard Gift from King Mongkut to President James Buchanan (received by President Abraham Lincoln), 1861 86.4 cm length Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, General Records of the United States Government; 5923141

 Malay-style Pamor Steel Kris and Satinwood Sheath Gift from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce, 1856 42.5 cm length Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E100-0; Photo by James Di Loreto, Lucia RM Martino, and Fred Cochard

Malay-style Pamor Steel Kris and Satinwood Sheath Gift from King Mongkut to President Franklin Pierce, 1856 42.5 cm length Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology; E100-0; Photo by James Di Loreto, Lucia RM Martino, and Fred Cochard