Shan Buddhist likʻ̐ lūṅʻ manuscripts in UK and SE Asian collections

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025 (Wat Jong Klang)

museum collection

Contents

Concertina book written in shan,pa-o script

Title: mahākassappa vatthu
Title: Story of Mahākassappa Thera
Title:

Illustrated (ornamentation): colour

Shan text descriptor: Not specified   Rhyming system: sāmʻ kivʻ Introduction: yes

General remarks on work:  Very neat and clear hand writing.

Subject:  sutta 

Colophon: Colophon:yes 
Language(s): shan

Work ID: W304

Physical Description

Form: Concertina book
190 / 380
Dimensions: (written):

Condition

excellent

The covers are decorated with glass-cuts and gold gilded, one of the most beautiful manuscripts in the Wat Jong Klang collection of manuscripts.

Hand(s)

Appearance (paper): white

Binding

Covers: yes Cover colour: red,gold,other Cover material: papier mache

Cover embellishment: lac,gilt,embossed

Condition

yes

History

Origin:

This manuscript was made in Mong Nai, Southern Shan State. It is not clear how it was ended up in Jong Klang collection, possibly brought in by a lay devotee who came from Shan State or a trader.

Date of composition (era): sakkaraja era

Date of composition (year): 1260

Date of copying (era): sakkaraja era

Date of copying (year): 1311

Provenance and Acquisition

Former owner: Saopha, ruling prince, of Mong Nai, Southern Shan State

Original donor: kyauṅʻʺ taką̄ khamʻʺ saunʻʺ kyauṅʻʺ taką̄ma naṅʻʺ uṅʻ Original donor (shan): ၵျွင်းတၵႃႇၶမ်းသွၼ်း ၵျွင်းတၵႃႇမၼင်းဢုင်ႇOriginal donor information: introduction

Original donor place information: colophon

Present copy's donor: cavʻ̐ pha mūiṅʻʺ naiʺ Present copy information: introduction

Place name for present copy: Mong Nai, Southern Shan State. Place name information: introduction