PHRA MALAI; THAI BUDDHIST VISIONS OF HEAVEN AND HELL

MS 2478
MS Short Title PHRA MALAI; THAI BUDDHIST VISIONS OF HEAVEN AND HELL
Text PHRA MALAI; THAI BUDDHIST VISIONS OF HEAVEN AND HELL
Description MS in Thai, with some Pali passages, on paper, Thailand, ca. 1800, 102 ff. (complete), 15x65 cm, 1 - 3 columns, (3 columns: text: 28 cm column width), 5 lines in a very fine Old Cambodian book script, 14 coloured miniatures, each 29x20 cm, of high quality, between coloured borders on both sides of text.
Binding Thailand, ca. 1800, leporello form, outer leaves built up and varnished as covers.
Provenance 1. Sam Fogg cat. 19(1998):132.
Commentary This is translation and expansion of a Pali legend about the monk Phra Malai, who has extended meditation and prayer so, that he was able to fly up to the heavens or down to hell and to return to earth.
See also See also MS 4458/1, Legends and religious myths, China, 18th c.
See also MS 2125, Selma Lagerlöf: Legenden om Julrosorna, short story Sweden, 1903-1921
Place of origin Thailand
Dates ca. 1800

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