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Past Lives of the Bhudda

Past Lives of the Bhudda

Wat Si Chum and the Art of Sukhothai

By (author) Prapod Assavavirulhakarn
By (author) Pierre Pichard

£35.00

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Wat Si Chum is unique among Sukhothai temples. Inside, lining the ceiling of a dark and narrow staircase leading to the open roof, are 86 inscribed stone reliefs depicting jatakas, the former lives of Gotama Buddha. Their unique character and arrangement have puzzled generations of scholars. In this original volume, a team of experts presents the latest evidence and new solutions.

This book offers the first-ever English translation of the inscriptions, photographs of the reliefs supplemented by 19th century jataka paintings from Wat Khrua Wan, Bangkok, essays on all aspects of the temple, as well as a discussion of the significance of jatakas in international Buddhist literature, art and ideology.

Specifications
Publisher
River Books
ISBN
9789749863459
Published
23rd Jan 2009
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World excluding Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Size
247 mm x 260 mm
Pages
296 Pages
Illustrations
390 color, 30 b&w
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