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Title
Illustrated Book of Thai Poetry.
Summary
The poems collected in this remarkable Thai manuscript from the second half of the 19th century are by an unknown poet. They all share the same theme: the loss of a beloved woman. Drawing upon all the possible degrees of refinement that the Thai language, poetry, and art can master, each poem is a work of art in itself, praising the beauty of the beloved woman and mourning her passing. Preceding the poems are 13 illustrations connected to the overall theme. They show mythological creatures and motifs from Thai legends and stories, such as Kinnarī (mythical half-birds) or the figure Phra Ram, the hero of the Thai Ramayana. The manuscript is at the Bavarian State Library in Munich, Germany.
Created / Published
[place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1850 to 1899]
Subject Headings
-  Thailand
-  1850 to 1899
-  Illuminations
-  Legends
-  Love
-  Mythology
-  Poetry
-  Thai poetry
Notes
-  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
-  "BSB Shelfmark: Cod.siam. 98"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
-  Original resource extent: 58 sheets, paper : illustrations ; 11.5 x 36 centimeters.
-  Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
-  Content in Thai.
-  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
Medium
1 online resource.
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.wdl/wdl.8965
Library of Congress Control Number
2021667788
Online Format
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https://lccn.loc.gov/2021667788
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Illustrated Book of Thai Poetry. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1899, 1850] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667788/.

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(1850) Illustrated Book of Thai Poetry. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1899] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667788/.

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Illustrated Book of Thai Poetry. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1899, 1850] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667788/>.

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