University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:51-9-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Lao
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Period: 17th Century
Date Made: 1675 - 1699
Early Date: 1675
Late Date: 1699
Section:Asian
Materials:Palm Leaf
Iconography:Buddhist Literature
Vohara
Jataka Tale
Vessantara
Sermon
Inscription Language:Lao Language
Lao Yuon Script
Height: 4.5 cm
Width: 53.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. W. H. Kneedler, 1951
Other Number:M41 - Levitt Number
L-1-56 - Other Number

Description

Vohara text on the episode of the Vessantara Jataka story in which Vessantara gives away his children. In Pali with some Thai (Lanna). Two lateral holes with tie cord. Edges of folios colored red. Black powder rubbed into incised letters. Varnish applied, giving the letters a brown appearance. Center of upper side of most folios chipped away, destroying or making it difficult to read some text. Most of f. cho has been broken off with the result that only a small section of the rest is present. Script is slightly ornamental but does not display a flowing elegance. Written in 5 lines per leaf. Foliated with letters, sa through sai, verso left margin; 4 leaves from the J's in the middle, out of order, but from the same text. Leaves of palm leaf with two central holes slightly more than 20 cm apart; many edges frayed or damaged; last leaf partial; red lacquer edges; string through left hole tied in a loop. Written in Thailand, possibly in the late 17th century


Bibliography:

[Electronic] Vohara text [electronic resource], between 1675 and 1699?.. 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: 145View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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