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.
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.
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.