University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:51-9-12
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Lao
Buddhist
Provenience: Thailand
Period: 18th Century
19th Century
Date Made: 1720 - 1850
Early Date: 1720
Late Date: 1850
Section:Asian
Materials:Palm Leaf
Iconography:Buddhist Literature
Nissaya
Abhidhamma
Sutra
Inscription Language:Lao Language
Pali (language)
Lao Tham Script
Lao Yuon Script
Height: 57.5 cm
Width: 6 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. W. H. Kneedler, 1951
Other Number:M45 - Levitt Number
L-1-61 - Other Number

Description

Collection of leaves from 5 different manuscripts: nine leaves from a Pali grammatical treatise on conjugations (51-9-12.1); three leaves from an Abhidhamma commentary, possibly a sutra (51-9-12.2); and single leaves from three additional manuscripts (51-9-12.3-5), including a half leaf of a nissaya text based on a sutra (51-9-12.4). In Pali (Lanna). Two lateral holes. Two leaves (ff. ku and ke) contain a few syllables which have been marked for omission by vertical lines in black ink through them or over them. One (f. ke) contains an interlinear insertion in black ink. F. gah and the unlettered folio have a small section of leaf on each which is chipped off at such a point as to destroy some text. F. khu is split in several places along its upper section, destroying much text. F. gu recto reads in the upper left margin,"akhyata kan 2 le va"; f. gai, "kan3 le va"; f.gah,"kir ton kan 2 le va." F. gu verso has some Lao or related dialect material written in ink in left margin. The script is small, neat distinct, attractive but not ornamental, and gives the impression of having been written by a very well-controlled hand. Written in 9-11 lines per leaf (51-9-12.1) and 5-6 lines per leaf (51-9-12.2-5). Written on palm leaves. Written in the 1720s (51-9-12.1) and the first half of the 1800s (59-9-12.2-4).


Bibliography:

[Electronic] Pali manuscript fragments [electronic resource], 1720s, 1800-1850.. 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: 150View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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