Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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037 (Wat Jong Klang)

museum collection

Contents

Concertina book written in shan script

Title: u" tiṅ'' na
Title: The Story of Utinna
Title: ဢူးတိင်ႇၼ
Title:

Shan text descriptor: Alaung   Rhyming system: sām'' kiv'' Rhyming system (shan):  ၼမ်ႉၵႂၢမ်းသၢမ်ၵိဝ်

General remarks on work: The date of composing the text is mentioned in the introduction as 1248 SE (1880) and as 1249 SE and 2431 BE in the conclusion.

During the time of King Purantabba, the queen while being pregnant was having a sun bath on the veranda of the palace. A giant bird called Tilangka came down and took her away. The queen gave birth to her child on a big tree. In the morning, a hermit went to the tree to collect bones/ remains, often dropped by the giant bird after it had eaten all the flesh, but this time the hermit heard a woman voice and a baby crying on that tree. He took them with him to his cave temple. When the boy got older, the hermit taught him magic power ....

Subject:  sutta,folk stories,canonical jataka Subject comments: Story of King Utinna

Language(s): shan

Work ID: W10

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
276
Dimensions: (written):

Condition

reasonable

animal

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

Covers: yes Cover colour: black Cover material: papier mache

Cover embellishment: lac

Condition

yes

History

Origin:

Date of composition (era): sakkaraja era

Date of composition (year): 1244

Date of copying (era): sakkaraja era

Date of copying (year): 1301

Provenance and Acquisition

Former owner: Wat Jong Klang

Original donor: Luṅ''\ mai kham''\ Pā mai kham''\ Original donor (shan): လုင်းမႆၶမ်း ပႃႈမႆၶမ်း

Original place of donation: Khauk Noi Original place of donation (shan): ၶွၵ်ႈၼွႆႉ မင်းလိူၼ်း

Present copy's donor: Saṅ'' vicintā & Nang Nu Present copy's donor (shan):  သၢင်ႇဝိၸိင်ႇတႃႇ ၼၢင်းၼူႉ