Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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058 (Wat Jong Klang)

museum collection

Contents

Concertina book written in shan,burmese script

Author: unknown
Title: vimāna vatthu
Title: The story of the pavalion
Title:

Shan text descriptor: Not specified   Rhyming system: samʻ kivʻ

Story about a stingy Brhamana who had a vast farm of sugar canes but never gave his sugar cane to anyone for free. He had employed a man to look after his farm. One day, three arahant monks passed by the farm. The monks asked the man who look after the farm, about direct to the town Rajagraha. The man said the town is still far way from here and it's nearly dark now, so please stay overnight here sirs." The monks continued if there is any place to stay. The man said he will build a temporary hut for them. Thus, the monks stayed there and in the morning, the man offered to food as well as some sugar canes to the monks. When the Brahama knew about it, he killed the man. The man was reborn in heaven and the Brahma went to hell alive.

Subject:  canonical jataka 

Language(s): shan

Work ID: W178

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
92 / 184
Dimensions: (written):
Foliation:

Lines (per folio:) 10

Condition

reasonable

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

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

Cover embellishment: lac,gilt

Condition

yes

History

Origin:

Date of copying (era): sakkaraja era

Date of copying (year): 1284

Provenance and Acquisition

Former owner: Wat Jong Klang

Original donor: luṅʻʺ cā kā naṅʻʺ yiṅʻʺ (muiṅʻʺ meʻ hoṅʻ saunʻ)

Original place of donation: Maehongson

Present copy's donor: luṅʻʺ kyauṅʻʺ ta kā ceʻ naṅʻʺ siṅʻ (meʻ lāʺ luṅʻ)

Place name for present copy: Mae La Long village, Maehongson