Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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OS. MS. 46802 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

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Contents

Concertina book written in shan script

Title: Nan yī sèn ko
Title: The book of Nang Yi Hseng Kaw
Title:

Illustrated (ornamentation): mono

Shan text descriptor:  Vatthu

General remarks on work: Gold gilded cover decorated with floral arts.

Subject:  folk stories 

Colophon: Contains title of the text, names of the sponsor and place.Colophon:yes 
Language(s): shan

Work ID: W1167

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
Extent: 150 folios
Dimensions: (written):

Condition

excellent

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

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

Cover embellishment: gilt,embossed

Condition

yes

History

Origin:

Capt. H. J. Inman, lector of Shan language at SOAS, has done an exentensive reading of the text and left a long length of notes

Date of composition (era): sakkaraja era

Date of composition (year): 1264

Provenance and Acquisition

Original donor: Pū tān‘\ ke\

Original place of donation: Wan Zauk village (on the hill near a high mountain)

Place name for present copy: Naung Zauk village.