One of the Vessantara Jataka Religious Paintings on Cloth by Unknown Artist (Tha

One of the Vessantara Jataka Religious Paintings on Cloth by Unknown Artist (Tha

$65.00Price
Monks were the artists for the religious paintings. This set of thirteen paintings on cloth illustrates each one of the thirteen episodes the Vessantara Jataka. The fine workmanship and coloring, the painted frame of leaves and flowers that surrounds each painting show great elegance. This particular artwork is the first episode - Totsaporn, The Ten Blessings on Pusanti from Indra. Indra is god of thunder and ruler of the thirty-three gods in the heaven, Tavatimsa. He requests his favorite consort, Pusati, to be reborn as a human princess eventually to become the wife of King Sanjaya of Siva and the mother of the future Bodhisattva (Buddha-to-be). A child, named Vessantara, is born and brought up in luxury at his father's court. Married to Madsi, the daughter of a neighbouring king. A son, Jali and a daughter, Kanha, are born to them. The god Indra is usually colored in green in Buddhist iconography.

Dimensions: 435 x 525H mm

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