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IEB-ID

IEB0000157099

ISBN

9781851242832 (hardback)

[ Holdings: WC · NII ]

ISBN

185124283X (hardback)

[ Holdings: WC · NII ]

Author

Personal name: Appleton, Naomi,

Dates associated with a name: 1982-

Relator term: author

Title

Title: Illuminating the life of the Buddha :

Remainder of title: an illustrated chanting book from eighteenth-century Siam /

Remainder of title page transcription/statement of responsibility: Naomi Appleton, Sarah Shaw, and Toshiya Unebe

[ Holdings: WC · NII ]

Imprint

Place of publication, distribution, etc.: Oxford, England :

Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford,

Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2013

Description

Extent: xviii, 142 pages :

Other physical details: color illustrations, color map, facsimiles ;

Dimensions: 28 cm.

Bibliography

Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [123]-136) and index

Summary

Summary, etc.: 'This lavishly illustrated book investigates an outstanding eighteenth-century example of a samut khoi, a type of beautiful folding book found in Southeast Asia, which became particularly popular as a repository for the Buddha's teachings. Written in Pali and produced in the Kingdom of Siam, its finely executed pictures, painted on khoi paper, show key incidents from stories of the past lives of the Buddha as he prepares for Buddhahood. These tales, historically one of the principal means whereby Buddhist teachings were communicated, known as Jatakas, are a favourite theme for manuscript art. Uniquely for such manuscripts, however, this samut khoi also offers an extensive series of scenes from the last life of the Buddha, including his final awakening and teaching, which is distinctive to the region. These related narratives all contribute to a superb example of eighteenth-century manuscript and calligraphic art. As well as affording great artistic opportunities for expressing the beauty of the Buddha's words and achievements, samut khois are repositories for popular chants and short distillations of doctrine. This book describes the context to this unusually rich expression of Thai Buddhist creativity and, in retelling the stories depicted, reveals the continued appeal of its closely related art and narrative traditions.' -- Publisher's description

Subject

Uniform title: Tipiṭaka

Name of part/section of a work: Suttapiṭaka

Name of part/section of a work: Khuddakanikāya

Name of part/section of a work: Jātaka

General subdivision: Criticism, interpretation, etc.

Subject

Uniform title: Tipiṭaka

Name of part/section of a work: Suttapiṭaka

Name of part/section of a work: Khuddakanikāya

Name of part/section of a work: Jātaka

General subdivision: Manuscripts

General subdivision: History

Subject

Personal name: Gautama Buddha

Subject

Personal name: Gautama Buddha

General subdivision: Pre-existence

Subject

Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Buddhism

Geographic subdivision: Thailand

Added entry

Personal name: Shaw, Sarah

Titles and other words associated with a name: (Scholar of Buddhism),

Relator term: author

Added entry

Personal name: Unebe, Toshiya,

Relator term: author



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