Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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022 (Wat Jong Klang)

museum collection

Contents

Concertina book written in shan script

Title: dānakathā
Title: Sermon on generosity
Title:

Shan text descriptor: Lik   Rhyming system: sauṅʻ kivʻ Introduction: yes

General remarks on work: Likely original work.

The text content covers the story of Aung Ze Ya, the Burmese King, in the 18th century, about the king removing some inappropriate words/terms from Buddhist canonical texts.

Subject:  sermon 

Colophon: Colophon:yes Colophon type:donor 
Language(s): shan

Work ID: W302

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
136 / 272
Dimensions: (written):

Condition

poor

wear,human

Both covers missing̨. The side of the manuscript is painted with gold colour, we can assume that the covers were gold gilded/painted.

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

Covers: no

Condition

no

History

Origin:

Date of composition (era): sakkaraja era

Date of composition (year): 1245

Provenance and Acquisition

Former owner: Wat Jong Klang, Maehongson.

Original donor: pā̐ kyauṅʻʺ kā moʺ lè lukʻ caiʺ saṅʻ nu lukʻ páį naṅʻʺ vuvʻʺ tauṅʻʺ (mè̐ hauṅʻ̐ saunʻ) Original donor information: introduction

Original place of donation: Maehongson.

Place name for present copy: Maehongson