Q: How many creation period and how to classify Phra Somdej in each period?
A: Creation period of Phra Somdej can be divided into 3 ages
1. Early of Somdej Toh's age: B.E. 2380 - B.E.2393 (A.D.1837-1850)
2. Middle of Somdej Toh's age: B.E. 2394 - B.E. 2406 (A.D.1851-1863)
3. Late of Somdej Toh's age: B.E. 2407 - B.E. 2415 (A.D.1864-1872)
|Description||Early Period||Middle and Late Period|
|1. Calling||Phra Pim||Phra Somdej |
(starting from B.E. 2407)
|2.Block,Mould Design||Created by folk craftsmen|
(Ban ChangLor Village)
beautiful classic/ easily crack/
shatter skin since lacking
of technical skill and tools.
|Created by royal craftman,|
and lesser crack.
|3. Size||No standard |
|4. Line Control Frame||No||Yes|
|5. Mixture Compound Color||Shell lime, cookrice |
and other materials.
Color: yellow, white,
Shell lime, Lime stone,
|6. Cement Agent||Sticky sugarcane syrup, honey||Yes, using Tung oil|