Chinese woodblock-printed The Life of the Buddha

Description

This Chinese woodblock-printed Life of the Buddha with hand-coloured illustations, was made in 1808. The Buddha is depicted, just after his miraculous birth, taking seven steps. Buddhism came to China about 2000 years ago and became a popular faith. Illustrated books telling the life of the Buddha, such as this, were printed in large numbers.

Full title:
The Life of the Buddha
Created:
1808, China
Format:
Book
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Or 13217 (1–4)