Manuscript - ROM2012_12874_3

ROM2012_12874_3

Manuscript

Medium:Paper
Geography: Thailand
Date: Mid 18th -early 19th cent.
Dimensions:
64.5 x 14.7 cm
Object number: 978.82.2
Credit Line: Gift of Walter Carsen
Not on view
DescriptionThis is the account of a monk called Phra Malai, who had achieved magical powers through the accumulation of a great deal of merit. He was able to visit both Heaven and Hell. When he returned to earth, he preached about the things he had encountered in both places. The story is written in verse and illustrated with some of his experiences. This section shows some of the unpleasant things that happen to the unfortunate who end up in Hell.
Collection:
Southeast Asia
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