Complete Burmese (Myanmarese) Buddhist Manuscript with older Burmese script dated 1874 in a Burmese script (Burmese Pali?).
Dark brown, almost black, covers, with incised lines on one cover (perhaps for an attachment?).
24 leaves, on thick indigenous paper (mulberry?), with writing on both sides of each leaf, as well as writing on the inside covers. Handwriting in black ink.
Five illustrations in red and black, including a man drawing a bow, a hanged man, and three deities and mythological figures.
Tables in red and black, isolated, or attached to figure drawings.
Exquisitely scripted by an artistic hand
Erosion along the inner margins (one cover virtually detached); stained and soiled from use. edgewear present.
I am unable to read the text but was told that the date mentioned corresponds to Julian date of 1874.
38.8 cm x 13.3 cm (15.3 in x 5.2 in).
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.