From: Thailand | Udon Thani | Ban Thung Fon

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 82-7-54
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Thai | Isaan
Provenience Thailand | Udon Thani | Ban Thung Fon
Site Name
Period 18th Century
Date Made 1780s
Section Asian
Materials Paper | Wood

18th-century manuscript (ต้นฉบับ) from northeast Thailand written in Lao (Northern Thai, Tham). Accompanied by a modern printed tag in Thai from the Fine Arts Department certifying permission for the manuscript to leave Thailand. Written in 4 lines per leaf. Unusually foliated with a combination of letters and numerals. Written by a poorly trained scribe, lacking tone marks. Leaves of palm leaf, many damaged, with four holes, two central ones approximately 17.5 cm apart and two at the left and right margins; lacquered edges. Wooden covers with a cord tied through the two center holes; writing in old Lao inside the lower cover. Possibly written in the 1780s.

Height 4 cm
Length 46.4 cm
Width 8.3 cm
Credit Line Thai-Lao Ethnographic Expedition, Joyce C. White, 1981
Other Number 131? - Other Number | 252? - Other Number | 12 - Field Number

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