University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 85-40-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Burmese
Buddhist
Provenience: Burma
Period: Late Konbaung
Mandalay period
Date Made: 17th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Cloth
Lacquer
Gilt
Technique:Gilded
Lacquered
Iconography:Buddhist Text
Credit Line:Purchased from Marco Polo Discoveries, 1985

Description

Buddhist manuscript of sixteen loose-leaf pages of cloth and lacquer. Script in tamarind seed writing of black lacquer, extracts from the Pali Viniya text (monastic rules). Two wooden covers in red and gold lacquer decorated with swirling foliage and devas. Thin red string holds manuscript together through hole pierced in covers and leaves.


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Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition

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