University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:89-13-335
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Provenience: Thailand
Period: 19th Century
Date Made: 1850 - 1869
Early Date: 1850
Late Date: 1869
Section:Asian
Materials:Khoi Paper
Pigment
Iconography:Devi
Abhidhamma
Height: 25.5 cm
Width: 62.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the Asian Collections, University Museum, 1989

Description

Manuscript fragment with one illuminated folio (half of a text folio and half blank on the verso) and text from the Abhidhamma. Manuscript illustrated with images of two devis. Written in Pali (Khmer Mul) in 10 lines per folio in black ink. Khoi paper with text in black; originally folded concertina- or accordion-style, but now the illuminated folio is housed open and flat. Tape or paper glued to hinge and edges on verso. On the inner side there is script in the center and at each end there is a painting. The two paintings are very similar each with a green floral background and a seated celestial figure (devi). Probably written and illustrated in the 1850s or 1860s, based on the illumination colors and thin Mul script.


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[Electronic] Illuminated Thai manuscript fragment [electronic resource], 1850s or 1860s?.. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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