Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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MS. Asiat Misc. a. 16 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

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Rolled book written in shan,burmese script

Title: likʻ phrāʺ savʻʺ pitʻ ikʻ taṅʻ saṅʻ ukʻ pukʻ pitʻ pāʺ kauṅʻ mū suñʻ ta kuṅʻ phra ya khyiṅʻ cakʻ to yā catʻ khyaṃ sā satta thā na citʻ tī
Title: A text on the 28 Buddhas, 8 special monks, Shwedagon pagoda, Mandalay Mahamuni Buddha, Buddha's footprint, former lives of the Buddha, and 7 places (ater enlightenment)
Title: လိၵ်ႈၽြႃးသၢဝ်းပႅတ်ႇဢိၵ်ႇတင်းသၢင်ႇဢုၵ်ႈပုၵ်ႈပႅတ်ႇပႃး ၵွင်းမူးသူၺ်ႇတၵုင်ႇ ၽြႃးယၶႅင်ႇ ၸၢၵ်ႈတေႃႇယႃႇ ၸၢတ်ႈၶျၢမ်းသႃႇ သတ်တထႃႇၼၸဵတ်းတီႈ
Title:

Illustrated (ornamentation): none

Illustrated (diagrams): none

Illustrated (pictures): colour

Shan text descriptor: Lik   Rhyming system: sauṅʻ kivʻ Rhyming system (shan):  သွင်ၵိဝ် Introduction: yes Text at other location: OXFOR23

General remarks on work: Final one or two pages missing.

Summary intro: Containing the text title, donor's name, places and standard dedication for Nibbana.

Containing drawing images of the 28 Buddhas, bodhi tree, pagodas, images 8 special monks, Swedagon pagoda image, Mandaly Mahamuni Buddha image,footprint (Buddhapāda), 16 former lives of the Buddha as animals,Buddhas of 8 directions. Also cotaining texts related the images described.

Summary (main text) (shan):  မီးႁၢင်ႈၸၼ် မိူၼ်ၼင်ႇ ႁၢင်ႈၽြႃးသၢဝ်းပႅတ်ႇ၊ ႁၢင်ႈတူၼ်ႈပေႃးထိ၊ ႁၢင်ႈၵွင်းမူး၊ ႁၢင်ႈသီႇတူၼ်တၢႆဢမ်ႇၼဝ်ႈ သီႇတူၼ်ထဝ်ႈဢမ်ႇတၢႆ၊ ႁၢင်ႈၵွင်းမူးသူၺ်ႇတၵုင်ႇ၊ ႁၢင်ႈၽြႃး မႁႃႇမုၼိ၊ ႁၢင်ႈၽႃႇတိၼ်ၽြႃးပဵၼ်ၸဝ်ႈ၊ ႁၢင်ႈၸၢတ်ႈၶျၢမ်းသႃႇသိပ်းႁူၵ်းမိူင်းလူင်၊ ႁၢင်ႈၽြႃး ပဵၼ်ၸဝ်ႈပႅတ်ႇၼႃႈမိူင်း၊ တႅမ်ႈဝႆႉပႃးလိၵ်ႈလွင်ႈႁၢင်ႈၸိူဝ်းၼႆႉၸွမ်းၵူႈဢၼ်ယဝ်ႉ။

Subject:  instruction Subject comments: Discussion of 28 Buddhas etc.

Language(s): shan,burmese

Work ID: W24

Physical Description

Form: Rolled book
15
Dimensions: (written):
Foliation:

Lines (per folio:) 25

Condition

poor

wear

damaged front and lower edge.

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

Covers: yes Cover material: cloth

Condition

no

History

Origin:

Date of copying (era): sakkaraja era

Date of copying (year): 1268

Provenance and Acquisition

Present copy's donor: *khamʻʺ Present copy's donor (shan):  ၶမ်း Present copy information: introduction

Place name for present copy: manʻ loi lukʻ vanʻʺ ʼaukʻ Place name information: introduction