Manuscript of possible Kammavaca, a Burmese Buddhist ordination manuscripts written in Pali square script. Two wood covers, board gilded and lacquered. + 12 palm leaves
22 pages with black lacquered text on red lacquer and two outer leaves the same decorations as the cover boards. Each page has 6 lines in Pali language and is gilded except the two outer sides.
Material: Wood, lontar palm leaves, red and gold lacquer, the text is written with pigment of tamarin seeds
Buddhism Art and Faith Edited by W. Zwalf Page 171 Fig 245
Condition: Good condition with usual signs of age and use. 1 Wooden corner restored
Burma / Myanmar
Circa 1900 – 1920.
Length: 62 cm. (24,4 inches.)
Width: 15,5 cm. (6,1 inches.)
Height: 5 cm. (2 inches.)
Weight: 2.850 grams.