Past Lives of the Buddha: Wat Si Chum - Art, Architecture and Inscriptions

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Peter Skilling
River Books, 2008 - Art - 296 pages
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Inside Wat Si Chum are 86 inscribed stone reliefs depicting jatakas, former lives of Gotama Buddha. This book presents the latest evidence and porposes new interpretations. It offers the first-ever English translation of the inscriptions, photographs of the reliefs supplemented by 19th century jataka paintings from Wat Khrua Wan, Bangkok, essys on all aspects of the temple and a discussion of the significance of jataks in international Buddhist literature, art and ideology.--Back cover.

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Contents

Preface by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
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Map of important places mentioned in the book
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New perspectives
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