Subject:Manuscripts, Northern Thai
15 bundles; 22 ¾ x 1 7/8 inch.
Fine and well-preserved cloth wrapper with bamboo ribbing. Geometric motif. Gilt lacquer wooden title marker with inscription in Lanna script and language on one side (reverse side blank red lacquer). Gives title "Mahavesantara; (sic) and Sakkaraja date. Includes "anisong" (with grey string). Handwritten label on inside cover: "The sixteen volume MS Laos, Indo-China Name: - Vessantara Jataka. The birth story of Gotama Buddha describing his incarnation as King Vessantara." 2 plain red covers. Leaves have gilt and dark lacquer edges. Phuk in discorder - seem to be 13? Chapter titles in left margins - Sakkapan, Vannepavet, Kumarapan, etc.
Lanna language and script. 5 lines per page. Good hand.
Local Call Number:
ff 4MS PL4251 no. 11
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