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Title

Palm leaf manuscript of Abhidhamma


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This manuscript has more than 200 pages. The text is written in both the Pali and Burmese languages and records passages from the 'Abhidhamma', one of three parts of the Buddhist scriptures. Like many Buddhist texts, this manuscript would have been produced as a work of merit and donated to a monastery library where it would be used for teaching.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, December 2011


Details


Place where the work was made

Myanmar


Date

Sep 1885 CE


Media category

Book


Materials used

manuscript of 200+ palm leaves ('htan') incised with stylus, rubbed with lampblack, gold trim, 2 wooden bookends with original woven cord and cloth wrapping


Dimensions

5.0 x 48.5 cm


Credit

Gift from Mrs Norma Handmer and the late Mr Walter Handmer AM 2009


Location

Not on display


Accession number

319.2009



Place

Where the work was made
Myanmar