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Jataka Stories
CBL Bu 1206
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

These folding books, or parabaiks, were used during the recital of the stories by monks or learned laymen at court.

History of the Object
The jataka tales are legends concerning the many previous incarnations of the Buddha.

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Type
Book 
Materials
Paper, colours, and gold 
Measurements
Width 17,8 cm. Height 41,0 cm.  
Creator name
Court painters 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Burma 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; Middle 19th Century 
Function
Didactic 
Acquisition
Purchased privately 
Copyright
(c) Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The Chester Beatty Library 
Museum
The Chester Beatty Library 
Credit line
Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library 

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