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Object Number: 29-170-11
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Thailand
Period: 19th Century
Date Made: Before 1845
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1854
Materials:Bark Paper
Length: 33.1cm
Width: 10.3cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929
Other NumberM33 - Levitt Number


Elementary lesson book. Manuscript consists of one long heavy piece of bark paper folded in accordion style. the paper is colored black and the writing is in yellow ink. On the front cover there appears in Thai the title "na ton lem sang k kh," "first page, book 2, k-kh," and in English, in white ink: "For Miss Elizabeth Royce from E. R. Bradley," and "Vol. 2nd." On the inside cover there is written in white ink, "This paper is manufactured of the tree, the ink from a yellow stone, whiting and gum, and it is written with a bamboo pen. This volume contains a part of the tables forming the Elementary lessons." At the top of the first page there is wriitten in English in white ink,"A part of the table with the final B. pronounced P." The text contains three long listings of words, in the traditional method of teaching Thai to school children, and three accompanying reading lessons. Written in 8 lines per folio, folded concertina- or accordion-style, including covers.


[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: 138-9/FigureView Objects cited in this Publication

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