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The Vessantara Jataka

Unknown1830/1870

The James H.W. Thompson Foundation

The James H.W. Thompson Foundation

Twelfth episode, Chakasat, The Reunion of the Six Royalties: The reunion of the King Sanjaya and Pusati, Vessantara, Madsi together with the children, Jali and Kahna, shows them weeping with joy at being reunited. While no facial expression is used in this art, the iconographic symbol of weeping is the right hand curved over the eye.

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  • 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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