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1981

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Vol 2, No 1 (1981)

This illustrates the balanghai, the boat used by the early
settlers of the Philippines. It was about 15 meters long and four meters wide and made of long wooden boards joined at the edge by wooden pegs.

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Vol 2, No 2 (1981)

Thailand has been a dominant force in underwater archaeology in Southeast Asia. It is currently undertaking investigations of a shipwreck in Rang Kwien, off Cholburi Province on the southeastern Gulf of Thailand. The site yielded large quantities of ceramic wares of various types, metal ingots, elephant tusks among others. They
provided insights on the socio-cultural aspects of the lives of people in the later part of the 13th century.


1982

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Vol 3, No 1 (1982)

Intramuros, or the walled city, was the seat of government during the Philippine Spanish era. Reduced to ruins and disrepair, it has been undergoing restoration since September 1979. The effort documents how archaeology is used to rebuild a place that approximates the original and evokes the aura of the past. The choice of the Fort Santiago gate in the walled city as cover makes explicit the theme of this issue — the conservation of building materials and ornamentation used in the past.

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Vol 3, No 2 (1982)

This issue is focused on Srivijaya. Since much of the history of this ancient maritime kingdom is yet to be uncovered, it has been an object of many ongoing studies. One of the excavations continually undertaken in Palembang — reputed to be one of its ancient capital — brought to view the maitreya reproduced in our cover. Maitreya is another term for bodhisattva.


1983

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Vol 4, No 1 (1983)

Boat-coffin burial site at Lamanoc Point, Bohol, Philippines. The site also contains one of very few known rock shelter paintings in the Philippines.

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Vol 4, No 2 (1983)

This scene from the Ramakien, the Thai masked play adapted from the Ramayana, portrays the royal battle between King Rama and Thotsakan, the demon king. Hanuman, the leader of the monkeys, watches by the side.


1984

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Vol 5, No 1 (1984)

It shows one of the restored paintings in Wat Hong Rattanaram. Attention to details is apparent in the presence of trees, variation in the elephants and the expression of the soldiers.

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Vol 5, No 2 (1984)

This ceremonial activity was taken in Sagada, Bontoc, Philippines where participants to the Training Course in the Documentation of Ethnic music headed by Dr. Jose Maceda did their field work.


1985

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Vol 6, No 1 (1985)

The Indonesian wayang (shadow theatre) makes use of flat buffalo parchment puppets which are played against an upright screen illuminated from behind. The puppets are lacy silhouettes in profile and are manipulated through three long handles, one for the body and one for each arm.

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Vol 6, No 2 (1985)

One of carved stelae to be found on Padang Lawas Sumatra, Indonesia.


1986

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Vol 7, No 1 (1986)

Underglazed painted plate from kiln 42 excavation, Ban Ko Noi.

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Vol 7, No 2 (1986)

The Rangda mask, Bali.
In Balinese society the Rangda mask bears a spiritual significance and is considered sakti or magically powerful. In common with every magicallypowerful thing, the Rangda mask is regarded with respect as benevolent force in the life of the community. The Rangda mask, capable of emitting dangerous vibrations is always kept covered by a white cloth until a Rangda actor enters the stage for a dance drama performance. Photo: SPAFA Library and Documentation
Centre.


1987

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Vol 8, No 1 (1987)

The Cover
Copper-Bronze Industry in Prehistoric Thailand
1 An earthern ware crucible showing traces of copper drippings excavated
at Noen Klong Bamrung, Lop Buri.
2 Bronze bracelet from Phu Noi, Lop Buri.
3 Arrowhead from Noen Klong Bamrung, Lop Buri.
4 Copper or bronze axe dug at Noen Klong Bamrung, Lop Buri.
5 Ceramic mould for making arrow heads excavated at Non Klong Bamrung, Lop Buri.


1988

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Vol 9, No 1 (1988)

Interposition of frontal relief sculptures in aquarelle pencil by artist Prof Bertoldo J. Manta.

Upper portion : a relief sculpture found in Prasat Muang Tarn, Northeast Thailand
Center : an Indonesian relief at Purah Puseh Sempedi
Lower : a polychrome wooden relief of a cherubim found in St Agustin Church, Intramuros Manila, Philippines

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Vol 9, No 2 (1988)

"Binitoon" (Star-like Motif) - painting in acrylic by Artist Professor Bertoldo J. Manta


1989

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Vol 10, No 1 (1989)

"Mother and Child" by Artist Professor Jose T. Joya

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Vol 10, No 2 (1989)

Stone lintel representing the Reclining Vishnu (first half of the 12th century A.D.), found at Prasat Phanom Rung, Buriram, Northeastern Thailand


1990

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Vol 11, No 1 (1990)

A mother of pearl inlay showing Bangkok's art in the 19th century A.D. The screen depicts the Lord Buddha preaching to his disciples. (Height : 63.2 cm., Width 46.5 cm.)

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Vol 11, No 2 (1990)

SPEKTRUN (Batik 80 cm. x 80 cm.) by Indonesian Artist Amri Yahva

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Vol 11, No 3 (1990)

A mural painting representing the Buddha in the attitude of
meditation, protected by the Naga Mucalinda and two other
serpents. Wat Ratchasittharam,Thonburl.Bangkok style. Early
19th to 20th century A.D.


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