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  • Buddhist texts and Ten Birth Tales

    Paper folding book, Manuscript

    The image shows a scene with horses and deer from Buddha’s last birth tale, Vessantara Jātaka, showing Prince Vessantara...

  • Depiction of a procession during the Buddhist Thad...

    Manuscript, Paper folding book

    A 19th-century Burmese folding book manuscript. What does it show? This manuscript contains images of eight festivals in...

  • Extracts from the Tipitaka

    Paper folding book, Manuscript

    An 19th-century funeral or commemoration book. About the manuscript This Thai folding book (samut khoi) made from mul...

  • 'Konlabot'

    Paper folding book

    The image shows an illustration of two entwined Naga, or mythical water serpents. See more of this manuscript at our Dig...

  • Scenes from the Life of Buddha (part 1)

    Manuscript, Paper folding book

    The scenes in this Burmese paper folding book depict begin with the Bodhisatta as Sumeda and Dipankara Buddha, include s...

  • Scenes from the Life of Buddha (part 2)

    Paper folding book, Manuscript

    The illustrations in this Burmese paper folding book depict the last year of the Buddha’s life. What is depicted here? ...

  • Scenes from the Life of the Buddha

    Manuscript, Image, Illustration, Paper folding book

    The 19th-century Burmese illustrated manuscript is on the early life of the Buddha, from his resolve to depart from his...

  • Thai cat treatise

    Paper folding book

    The image shows an illustration of two royal cats which are recommended for breeding. This forms part of a paper folding...

  • Thai elephant treatise

    Paper folding book, Manuscript

    The image shows an illustration of mythical elephants playing in the heavenly Himavanta forest. The golden elephant repr...