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Kammavācā, circa 1875-1925.

Publication:
circa 1875-1925.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (16 leaves) : cloth ; 53 x 13 cm.
Contained In:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2978
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Standardized Title:
Tipiṭaka. Vinayapiṭaka. Parivāra. Kammavagga.
Subjects:
Ordination (Buddhism).
Theravāda Buddhism.
Monastic and religious life (Buddhism).
Buddhist literature, Burmese.
Apsaras -- Buddhism -- Pictorial works.
Buddhism -- Rituals -- Texts.
Rites and ceremonies -- Burma.
Form/Genre:
Illuminated manuscripts
Prayers.
Manuals (instructional materials)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 19th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- 20th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 19th century.
Manuscripts -- India -- 20th century.
Language:
In Pali (Burmese)
Summary:
Buddhist canonical work outlining the rules of conduct for a novice monk and related to ordination; often received as a gift when a novice enters or graduates from a Theravada monastery.
Notes:
Title supplied by cataloger.
Written in 6 lines per leaf.
16 leaves foliated with Burmese vowels.
Red lacquered cloth on top of which is over painted with gold and silver paint; text is painted with black enamel; vertical margins marked with illuminated gold border having pictures of apsaras (celestial beings) or other celestial beings as well as with other celestial inspired designs; the spaces between the lines of text are also illuminated with celestial inspired designs.
Two wooden covers with beveled edges; painted with red lacquer over which are painted gold celestial designs including three apsaras (celestial beings) on each board. There is a woven strap with turquoise and tan colored threat along with Burmese text, used to securely wrap and bind the manuscript, 4 x 275 cm.
Penn Provenance:
Formerly sold by S.J. Tellery & Co., Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, Simla, East India and sold for 25.00$; marked as no. 3056 on the inside cover.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2978.
OCLC:
927417397