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Birth Certificate

Manuscript

Native NameZata
Object Number:CG97-1-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Burma
Maker: Unknown
Date Made: 1857-1874
Early Date: 1857
Late Date: 1874
Section:Asian
Inscription Language:Burmese Language
Other Number:M28 - Levitt Number

Description

The birth certificates (CG97-1-1 through CG97-1-4) are tied together in groups of two for some reason which is not obvious. In two cases those tied together are for a male and a female; in the remaining two cases each of the two birth certificates tied together is for a male. Each birth certificate lists the date of birth, the name of the child, and the names of the parents on one side, and gives the horoscope cast at the time of birth on the other side. The folios are waxed, and the incised letters have had a powder rubbed in them which, with the wax, gives them a dark brown appearance.

Bibliography:

[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: 135View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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