The Life of Buddha
Shelfmark: Oriental MS 13217 (1-4)
Chinese woodblock-printed 'Life of the Buddha' with hand-coloured illustations, made in 1808. The Buddha is depicted, just after his miraculous birth, taking seven steps. Buddhism came to China about 2000 years ago and became a popular faith. Illustrated books telling the life of the Buddha, such as this, were printed in large numbers.
Find out more about this manuscript and other sacred texts in Expressions of Faith.