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The brahmin, sitting in a tree, keeps the children of Vessantara tied up all night, and in the morning takes them on the road. Watercolour.

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[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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 725924i

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Language

  • Burmese


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