Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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UL.2.2 (University Library, Cambridge University)

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Contents

Concertina book written in shan,burmese script

Title: Catuthaṃmasāra Kuv‘khān‘
Title: Catudhammasāra Kokhān
Title: ၸတုထမံမသႃရၵုဝ်ၶၢၼ်
Title:

Illustrated (ornamentation): colour

Shan text descriptor: Not specified   Introduction: yes

General remarks on work: "Kokhān" in the title is Burmese.

Subject:  sutta Subject comments: The four most excellent Dhamma in nine sections.

Colophon: Date of completion of copying present text: CS 1245 (AD 1883), Nayone, new moon, afternoon. Date of Shan composition from Burmese original: CS 1234 (AD 1872), Thadingyut, 12th, Monday.Colophon:yes 
Language(s): shan,burmese,pali

Work ID: W631

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
274
Dimensions: (written):
Foliation:

Lines (per folio:) 9-13

Condition

Gilded on all sides. Designs in black and red around the title panel on p. 1 and on both margins on p. 2; ruled margins of black and red on pp. 3-8. Three hands distinguishable, the third hand is very poor. Flourishes at section ends; floral designs.

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

Covers: yes Cover colour: gold Cover material: papier mache

Cover embellishment: gilt

Condition

yes

History

Origin:

The original donor requested the Sayadaw to compose the text.

Date of composition (era): sakkaraja era

Date of composition (year): 1234

Date of copying (era): sakkaraja era

Date of copying (year): 1245

Provenance and Acquisition

Original donor: Sawbwa of Mawkmai Original donor information: colophon

Present copy's donor: Pā Cākā (meaning elderly donor of manuscript) Maun' and Present copy's donor (shan):  ပႃၸႃၵႃမွၼ် Present copy information: colophon,introduction