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Emerald Buddha

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The Emerald Buddha (Thai: พระแก้วมรกต Phra Kaeo Morakot, or พระพุทธมหามณีรัตนปฏิมากร Phra Phuttha Maha Mani Rattana Patimakon) is an image of the meditating Gautama Buddha seated in a meditative posture, made of a semi-precious green stone (jasper rather than emerald or jade), clothed in gold.[1] and about 66 centimetres (26 in) tall.[2] The image is considered the sacred palladium of Thailand.[3][4] It is housed in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok.[1]

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Phra Kaeo Morakot
Thai: พระแก้วมรกต
The Emerald Buddha adorned in winter season attire
Year15th century
MediumJade or jasper
Dimensions66 cm × 48 cm (26 in × 19 in)
LocationWat Phra Kaew, Grand Palace, Bangkok
Coordinates13°45′04″N 100°29′33″E