Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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219 (Wat Pang Mu)

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Contents

Concertina book written in shan script

Title: alauṅʻʺ phrāʺ linʻ nevʻ
Title: The story of the Buddha (made with) Sticky Soil
Title:

Shan text descriptor: Not specified   Rhyming system: samʻ kivʻ

Story of a poor man who cut and sell firewood for living. One day he went to sell his firewood to a rich old woman. The rich woman not only bought his firewood but also gave him food and cloths to the poor man. Then, there was a poor lady whose job for living was washing and cleaning. One day, she went to the old rich woman to do washing and cleaning. The old woman and asked the poor woman to live with her. Later the old rich woman arranged for the poor man and the poor man to get married each other. One day, the king of the country made great festival of offering. The poor man wanted to take part in the festival but the king refused and asked him to do separately. So, he made the Buddha image with sticky soil, the gods (sakka) helped him to do the Buddha image and organize his festival, which was much greater than the king's festival!

Subject:  non canonical jataka 

Language(s): shan

Work ID: W170

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
138 / 276
Dimensions: (written):
Foliation:

Lines (per folio:) 10

Condition

poor

wear,human

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

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

Cover embellishment: lac

Condition

yes

History

Origin:

Date of composition (era): sakkaraja era

Date of composition (year): 1318

Provenance and Acquisition

Former owner: Wat Pang Mu

Present copy's donor: mè naṅʻʺciṅʻ (and family)

Place name for present copy: Pang Mu village, Maehongson