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King Sanjaya redeems the children of Vessantara, paying to the brahmin the weight of the girl in gold. Watercolour.

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[1815]

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Tipiṭaka. Suttapiṭaka. Khuddakanikāya. Jātaka. Vessantarajātaka. n 80152979

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Episodes in the life of the prince known in Pali as Vessantara (in Tibetan as Dri-med-kun-Idan or Thams-cad-sgrol [Saviour of all, literally "Liberating all"], in Sanskrit as Viśvantara), prince of charity, who gave away his father's wish-fulfilling gem, his own wife and children and his own eyes. He is a form of the Buddha in a previous existence

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[1815]

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1 drawing : pen and ink and watercolour ; sheet approximately 24 x 29 cm

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Wellcome Library no. 725925i

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  • Burmese


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King Sanjaya redeems the children of Vessantara, paying to the brahmin the weight of the girl in gold. Watercolour. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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