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  • Coloured illustrations of Buddhist heavens and hel...

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Image

    A folding book manuscript in 59 folds made in Upper Burma. It has tooled leather covers with paper labels dated Manadala...

  • Cosmological diagram

    Manuscript, Image, Illuminated manuscript

    This is one of a set of delicate drawings depicting the world, the heavens and the hells of Buddhist cosomolgy. Here, va...

  • 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...