The Jack Daulton Collection
Antique & Ethnographic Art

spirit house,


circa mid-20th century


spirit house (in Thal, san phra phum, "house of the guardian spirit," also known as a phi house, "spirit" house)

wood, probably teak, 

with evidence of ritual use such as candle wax, silver leaf, and wear

Thailand, said to be from a monastery in Ayutthaya

age unknown, but probably circa mid-20th century

65 x 65 x 80.5 (height) cm

good condition with minimal damage; worn patina consistent with age

Provenance: acquired in Thailand by Jack Daulton

Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California