Buddhist Cosmology


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.

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Full title:
[Buddhist cosmology]
19th century , Burma [Myanmar]
Manuscript / Illuminated manuscript / Image
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Or MS 14004

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