Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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MS 191790 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

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Rolled book written in shan,burmese script

Title: ʼa lauṅʻʺ kvā ʼavʻ caṅʻʹ samʻ ṇāʺ
Title: Story of a Bodhisatta going to get the elephant that has three horns.
Title: ဢလွင်းၵႂႃႇဢဝ်ၸၢင်ႉသၢမ်ငႃး
Title:

Shan text descriptor: Alaung   Introduction: yes

General remarks on work: Pagination on verso only. The author of this text seemed to be a Mao Shan (Far Northern Shan who live along the Mao (Shweli) river, now along the Burma-China border. The reason is that he uses the Tai Mao accent 'la' for the 'na' sound as used by other Shans.

A Shan lik long poetic text on the story of a bodhisatta who was hunting for an elephant that has three horns.

Subject:  non canonical jataka 

Colophon: introduction texts on the front page are faded/hard to read.Colophon:yes 
Language(s): shan,pali

Work ID: W63

Physical Description

Form: Rolled book
Extent: 135 / 270pp/ff (burmese numbering)
Dimensions: (written):
Foliation:

Lines (per folio:) 22

Condition

reasonable

wear

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

Covers: yes

History

Origin:

Date of copying (era): sakkaraja era

Date of copying (year): 1275