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Buddhist Cosmology

Buddhist Cosmology

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1886

Shelfmark: Oriental MS 144004

Item number: ff. 20-23

Length: 142.3

Width: 54

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

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A folding book manuscript in 59 folds made in Upper Burma. It has tooled leather covers with paper labels dated Manadalay, 1886. The artist presents a liberally interpreted vision of the world, heavens and hells. The sun and moon are shown in their own pavilions, the sun being represented by a peacock on a red background, and the moon by a hare on a yellow background.

Find out more about this manuscript and other sacred texts in Expressions of Faith.

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