Last month I published a large collection (376) of photographs showing the reliefs illustrating the Jātaka Stories at Borobudur on the top register of the balustrade on Level 1; and later I published a further 150+ Jātaka Stories from the lower register.
Today I am publishing the last of the photographs that I completed on my last trip to Borobudur in November, 2018. They are of the Jātaka and Avadāna stories on the balustrade at Level 2, and comprise a total of 138 photographs.
Most of the stories again are unidentified, though they do appear to be of the Jātaka/Avadāna type, and the few that have been identified do confirm this.
One of the scenes that is repeated often in these photographs is a scene with a visit to a king, which occurs more than 20 times. In this case I have also included a large collection of decorative reliefs of different kinds to show the versatility of the Borobudur sculptors.
These photos will form part of a new book on the Jātaka and Avadāna stories at Borobudur which will be published by the end of the year in Jakarta, Indonesia in English and Indonesian, and will be for the fourth book is the series describing all the narrative panels on this great monument.