Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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018 (Wat Pang Mu)

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Contents

Concertina book written in shan,burmese script

Title: cintāmuni
Title:

Shan text descriptor:  Phuen Lik Rhyming system: sauṅʻ kivʻ Introduction: no

General remarks on work: Floral art on the cover.

Story of a generous king making great offering ceremony, a female giant dragon participated in the ceremony; the king and the female giant were married, and then they had a son together; one day their son asked his father why his mother was a human in day time but a giant at night. The son asked his father to return to human world. The female giant mother followed them but she couldn't find them. In the end, she wrote a stenza (gāthā) and left it for her son on the river's bank, asking her son to memorize. She then died and was reborn in the Brahma world.

Subject:  commentary,non canonical jataka 

Language(s): shan

Work ID: W150

Physical Description

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

Condition

excellent

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

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

Cover embellishment: lac,embossed

Condition

yes

History

Origin:

Date of composition (era): sakkaraja era

Date of composition (year): 1254

Provenance and Acquisition

Former owner: Wat Pang Mu

Original donor: cavʻ pha muiṅʻʺ tuṅʻʺ

Original place of donation: muiṅʻʺ tuṅʻʺ

Present copy's donor: pā̐ sèṅʻ