||[S.l. : s.n., 18--]
[28 pages] : col. ill. ; 53 x ca. 2400 cm. folded to 14 x 53 cm.
Buddhist concept of heaven and hell, retelling in verse. This illuminated 19th century Thai manuscript tells the story of the Buddhist saint Phra Malai. Tales of Phra Malai’s journeys to heaven and hell preached Buddhism in an accessible way and remain popular in Thailand and Southeast Asia to this day.
Titles devised by cataloguer for access.
Concertina folded. Each fold measured 14 x 53 cm.
Also available in an electronic version via the Internat: http://nla.gov.au/nla.gen-vn4365196
Thai in Khmer script.
||Heaven - Buddhism. | Hell - Buddhism. | Buddhist sermons, Thai.
Samutkhō̜i Phra Mālai
Phra Mālai Samutkhō̜i
Phra Malai manuscript
18th century Phra Malai manuscript
||Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, May, 2012- November, 2012