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AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I believe I have a temple rubbing piece of art from Thailand

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I believe I have a temple rubbing piece of art from Thailand or Cambodia, would like to know if it is a temple rubbing.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
value if it is a temple rubbing.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I have more pictures as well.
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 6 months ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

Can you post a close-up of the surface, so I can see the detail?

Jennifer

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Here is a link to my dropbox folder should have a few close ups https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gw4grggm30hvskn/AABuRQDwY8CtKl3v6W5hh8cea?dl=0
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 6 months ago.

Thanks. I have a long meeting today but will address this in the early afternoon.

Jennifer

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you ☺
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 6 months ago.

I am still trying to get a feel for it, it's difficult in the photos through the glass. Is this on paper, with the gold parts raised slightly? Or is there a distinct edge to the gold parts, like they were cut out from a separate piece and attached to the black background?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It's sheets of paper my son thinks its rice paper with the black laquer and the print is raised definitely not cut out and attached. I will try to take some better pictures and I will upload to the drop box folder I shared with you.
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 6 months ago.

Thanks. This does appear to be a temple rubbing, with gold pigment rubbed over black paper. It's from Wat Po in Bangkok, Thailand.

It's quite well done, and well framed, but that being said, these are never particularly valuable items. The resale would be perhaps $100.

Please let me know if you have any other questions about this item.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 6 months ago.

I see you have not yet accepted or rated my answer. Do you have further questions on these items?

Sincerely,

Jennifer

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