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Object Number:20096
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sinhalese
Provenience: Sri Lanka
Maker: Unknown
Date Made: 1500-1893
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1500-1893
Section:Asian
Materials:Palm Leaf
Iconography:Syllabary
Inscription Language:Sinhalese Language
Sinhalese Script
Roman Script
Credit Line:Gift of Sara Yorke Stevenson, 1897
Other Number:M18 - Levitt Number
LO-1868-6 - Old Museum Number

Description

Comments: F1. recto begins, "svasti siddham," and then gives the complete alphabet in forms with short a. It ends, "siddhir astu." From f.1 verso on, each line gives a letter in all its combining forms. This ends with those for "ha" and "la" on f.5 verso.


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.. Philadelphia. The Library Chronicle. pg. 97-152 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 121View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1897. "Collections and Publications". Bulletin of the Free Museum of Science and Art. Philadelphia. Vol. I. no. No. 2. pg. 72-86 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 85View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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