University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-170-12
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Thailand
Date Made: Before 1845
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1845
Materials:Bark Paper
Gospel of Matthew
Length: 58.5cm
Width: 6cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929
Other NumberM34 - Levitt Number


Christian proselytizing book with text about Jesus and references to Chapters 15-17. Book consists of one long heavy piece of bark paper folded accordion style. The paper is colored black, and the writing is in a yellow ink. On outside cover is written in white, in English: "A Siamese Book." Black khoi paper with text in yellow ink and later English annotations in white ink; folded concertina- or accordion-style, including covers. Covers with a border formed of additional layers of heavy paper.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

4th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age: Writing the East: History and New Technologies in the Study of Asian Manuscript Traditions (22 Oct 2011 - 22 Oct 2011)View Objects in Exhibition
Reconsidering Asian Material Texts Workshop (19 Apr 2013)View Objects in Exhibition


[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: 140View Objects cited in this Publication

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