Lot 78 of 218:
Palm leaf Buddihist manuscript with polychrome covers  

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$1,000 - $1,500

Handwritten religious text on palm leaves, with uncommon polychrome painted wood covers, bound in the traditional style with string through holes in the leaves




c.19th century?


Approx. 19 leaves written on both sides in Pali script, with a single string passing through two holes in each leaf holding them together, with two color painted wooden boards as covers. 5x37x3.5 cm (2x14½x1½").

Burmese, or possibly Sri Lankan, manuscript Buddhist religious text, likely a prayer book. This example notable for the thick hand-painted wooden board that form the binding.

Lot Amendments

Minor rubbing and wear to the covers, else very good.

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