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Object Number:29-130-178
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sinhalese
Buddhist
Provenience: Sri Lanka
Date Made: 1811
Early Date: 1811
Late Date: 1811
Section:Asian
Materials:Palm Leaf
Wood
Cord
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Nimi Jataka
Inscription Language:Sinhalese Language
Pali (language)
Sinhalese Script
Length: 42 cm
Width: 6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:M25 - Levitt Number
O 302 - Sommerville Oriental Number

Description

Sinhalese and Pali language, Sinhalese script. Nimi Jataka. Buddhist. Palm leaves. 84 folios ka to cu plus cover leaf at beginning and end. No author given. Dated July 1811(?). Two lateral holes with tie cords. Wooden covers painted black and with intricate red and yellow design. Designs also on inside covers in same colors.

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) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Malalasekera, G. P. 1938. Dictionary of Pali Proper Names.. London. J. Murray. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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: 129-130View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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