The Vessantara Jataka


The James H.W. Thompson Foundation

The James H.W. Thompson Foundation
Bangkok, Thailand

Fourth episode, Wanapawet, A Forest: Prince Vessantara carrying Jali and Madsi carrying Kanha continue afoot toward a forest retreat where they are to find a sanctuary in a hermitage at the base of Mount Vampka.


  • Title: The Vessantara Jataka
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1830/1870
  • Location Created: Thailand
  • Provenance: Central Thailand
  • Physical Dimensions: w51 x h60 cm (complete)
  • Culture: Bangkok Period
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Pigments on cloth

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