Description Collecting food in the forest is one of Maddi's daily activities during the family's exile. On the day that Vessantara gives the children to Jujaka, she is away in the forest. To prevent her from hearing the cries of her children and returning home, divine beings in the forms of a lion, a tiger, and a leopard appear and block her path. Whereas the tiger and leopard are depicted realistically, lions in Thai art are usually represented as stylized, mythical beasts.
- Thai Story: The Vessantara Jataka. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2011-2012.
Provenance Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Southeast Asian Art Collection [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2002, by gift.
Credit Gift from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Southeast Asian Art Collection, 2002
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