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Object Number:
2003-42-7
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Thai
Provenience:
Thailand
Period:
19th Century
Date Made:
1830 - 1849
Early Date:
1830
Late Date:
1849
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Paper
Iconography:
Magga
Ritual Text
Sermon
Description:
Samut thai dami paper manuscript from south central Thailand. The paper has been blackened with charcoal of the sanoh khang khok tree. The more formal text (in yellow ink) includes a first-person account of a minor noble, his family, and his estate with reference to rituals performed at his home. Additional notes have been added in chalk by multiple hands, including a sermon on the path and accounts or calculations. Many pages have notes that are casually written and difficult to read. Written in 4 lines per segment. Written on black khoi paper, in yellow ink and white chalk; folded concertina- or accordion-style. In Thai (Thai). Attached upper cover with a border formed of additional layers of heavy paper; lower cover is missing. Written in south central Thailand (paper origin) between the 1820s and 1840s.
Height:
11.5cm
Width:
35cm
Credit Line:
Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:
1995.X.20265   -   Other Number

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)
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