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Title

Palm leaf manuscript of Abhidhamma

September 1885 CE

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Myanmar
    Date
    September 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
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  • 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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Myanmar