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Manuscript

Object Number:29-170-12
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Christian
Provenience: Thailand
Date Made: Before 1845
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1845
Section:Asian
Materials:Bark Paper
Iconography:Christianity
Jesus
Gospel of Matthew
Inscription Language:Thai Language
English Language
Length: 58.5 cm
Width: 6 cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929
Other Number:M34 - Levitt Number

Description

Christian proselytizing book with text about Jesus and references to Chapters 15-17. Book consists of one long heavy piece of bark paper folded accordion style. The paper is colored black, and the writing is in a yellow ink. On outside cover is written in white, in English: "A Siamese Book." Black khoi paper with text in yellow ink and later English annotations in white ink; folded concertina- or accordion-style, including covers. Covers with a border formed of additional layers of heavy paper.

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
Reconsidering Asian Material Texts Workshop (19 Apr 2013) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Electronic] "Thai Christian manuscript [electronic resource], before 1845." Thai Christian manuscript [electronic resource], before 1845.. 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: 140View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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