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

Date
[1815]
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725925i
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Episodes in the life of Prince Vessantara. Album of watercolours, 1815.
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Also known as

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

Description

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

Publication/Creation

[1815]

Physical description

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

Lettering note

Extensive lettering in Burmese and/or Pali annotated with English translations

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 725925i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Burmese

Where to find it

  • album of 30 watercolours

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