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

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

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

Author:

Place:
Burma?

Publisher:

Date:
c.19th century?

Description:

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

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


 
Item number:
274810
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