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Native Name:
Samut Khoi
Object Number:
77-5-5
Current Location:
Out on loan
Culture:
Thai
Provenience:
Thailand
Date Made:
1820-1840
Early Date:
1820
Late Date:
1840
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Bark Paper
Description:
Accordion style book of Buddhist scriptures (samut) on tough, insect resistant paper made from tree bark (khoi). Illustrations and text on both sides of pages. The illustrations represent the Tosachat: the last 10 jatakas, or birth stories, of the Buddha. Each symbolizes an important virtue and lead to the birth of the Buddha. Outer covers missing.
Credit Line:
Gift of William Kohler

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 46
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