Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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008 (Wat Jong Klang)

museum collection

Contents

Concertina book written in shan script

Title: petʻ lèṅʻ ʼaukʻ̨ yautʻ̐
Title: ʼalauṅʻʺ kinʻ naunʻ

Shan text descriptor: Alaung   Rhyming system: sāmʻ kivʻ Introduction: yes

Story a Bodhisatta who ate worms, as both his parents died when he was still a baby. His father died first, then his mother died soon afterwards. When his mother died, he didn't know it, he kept having breast milk from her dead mother until worms came out of his dead mother's breast and he continued to have the milk including the worms. As the house was far outside the village, no one knew about it. The story goes on to tell that the Baby had to eat the worms because his previous Karma, when he was a king, he asked others to eat worms.

Subject:  non canonical jataka 

Language(s): shan

Work ID: W290

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
130 / 260
Dimensions: (written):

Condition

reasonable

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

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

Condition

yes

History

Origin:

Date of copying (era): sakkaraja era

Date of copying (year): 1352

Provenance and Acquisition

Former owner: Wat Jong Klang.

Present copy's donor: meʻ thavʻ caṅʻʺ ṇūvʻ (Mother of Ven. Vicitta, abbot of Wat Jong Klang) Present copy information: introduction

Place name for present copy: Wat Jong Klang, Maehongson.