University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 89-13-250
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Thai
Provenience: Thailand
Period: 19th Century
Date Made: 1800 - 1899
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Khoi Paper
Iconography:Phra Malai

Monks
Parinirvana
Length: 59.8cm
Width: 12.8cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the Asian Collections, University Museum, 1989

Description

Four pages of accordion style manuscript joined by folds in khoi paper and reinforced with white tape. White khoi paper written in Thai (Khom/Khmer) in black ink on each side of the four pages, 8-10 lines per folio, folded concertina- or accordion-style. There are four paintings within the four pages, each on one end of two pages. The paintings are a small assembly with two crowned figures at the center, a stupa, Buddha's death, and a monk with bowl at the river. This may be part of a Phra Malai manuscript. Manuscript illustrated with images of monks.


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