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Vessantara Jataka, Chapter 3 (The Gift)
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Vessantara Jataka, Chapter 3 (The Gift)


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description After his banishment from the kingdom, Vessantara is accompanied into the forest by his wife, Maddi, and their two children. Traveling in an ornamented chariot, they meet some brahmins who ask them for the horses and chariot. After giving the horses and chariot away, the family proceeds on foot. In this scene, Vessantara is pouring water into the hands of a brahmin as he gives the chariot away.
Exhibitions
  • 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.
Inscriptions kan thanakan (The Gift Chapter)
Credit Gift from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Southeast Asian Art Collection, 2002

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Period
ca. 1850-1870 (Rattanakosin)
Medium
paint on cloth, gilding
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
35.266
Measurements
H: 18 11/16 x W: 14 9/16 in. (47.5 x 37 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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