FINE BUDDHIST MANUSCRIPT FROM BURMA.

FINE BUDDHIST MANUSCRIPT FROM BURMA.

(Burma: Handwritten Manuscript, ).

A RARE BURMESE BUDDHIST MANUSCRIPT WRITTEN IN PALI CHARACTERS. Item #27283

A very early manuscript of this type, and probably with some royal provenance due to the elaborateness of the construction and decoration of the manuscript. Pali characters on thick panels covered with gold leaf, the text lettered in black lacquer. The marginal decorations in gold and red throughout, extensive illustrations sometimes filling the whole of the leaf on the recto or verso. A very handsome and distinguished manuscript. Each panel is 23" x 5 3/8", original sheets of palm, emblazoned in gold, red and black, with two protective covers of gilt, . 16 panels, 32 sides, the text and paintings occupying the whole. A very pleasing and well preserved example of this rare item.

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Price: $3,250.00