Past Lives of the Buddha: Wat Si Chum – Art, Architecture and Inscriptions
By Peter Skilling, M. L. Pattaratorn Chirapravati, Pierre Pichard, Prapod Assavavirulhakarn, & Santi Pakdeekham
Wat Si Chum is unique among Sukhothai temples. Inside, lining the ceiling of a dark and narrow staircase leading to the open roof, are 86 inscribed stone reliefs depicting jatakas, the former lives of Gotama Buddha. Their unique character and arrangement have puzzled generations of scholars. In this original volume, a team of experts presents the latest evidence and new solutions.
Large size 230 x 250 mm
296 pages, 390 colour illustrations, 30 plans and maps