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Object Number:
51-9-2
Current Location:
Out on loan
Culture:
Thai
Buddhist
Provenience:
Thailand
Date Made:
1800-1951
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1951
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Palm Leaf
Technique:
Incised
Iconography:
Buddhist Literature
Description:
Two lateral holes with tie cord. Black powder rubbed into incised letters. Some chipping away of edges on parts of first few folios, which does not interfere with text. Worm holes in very few places, but these only partially destroy some of the letters. The lateral hole on the right has been greatly enlarged by a worm hole. The quality of the leaves has forced the scribe to do a number of unusual things: 1)Some lines are not spaced evenly as the scribe was trying to avoid a section of leaf (e.g.,ff.2 verso, 3 verso, 5 recto and verso, and 7 recto); 2) in some cases it appears that a space was left between two sections of continuos text in order to avoid a section of leaf (e.g., ff.2 recto, line 2 and 11 recto, line 1). It is not clear, however, whether some of these spaces in the text are due to the leaf or are making a natural division in the text(e.g.,ff.2 recto, line 4 and 15 recto, line 2). F.11 recto, line 1 has left a space in the text definitely in order to make a division. A colophon is present. The script is neat, but has some akward appearance nevertheless.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. W. H. Kneedler
Other Number:
M36   -   Levitt Number
L-1-51   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Levitt, Stephan H. 1980. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Indic and Greater Indic Manuscripts in the Collection of the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 142
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