19th.C Thai bronze Phra LP Puek of Wat Saleekoh temple amulet.
Lovely patina with the remains of gold gilt and Thai script to both side. The amulet would have been made using the lost wax process where the figure is first crafted from wax, a mould made around the wax, the wax melted and removed and the cavity filled with molten bronze.
LP Puek was born in 1869 in SamuthPrakarn Province. He went into priesthood of Wat Kingkaew Temple when he was 21 years old( 1890). He died in the year 1958 at the age of 89 years old. LP Puek is one of Thailand most famous Monk's and amulets featuring his image are believed to offer protection.