This palm leaf set from Odisha, India contains a text narration of the Hanuman Purana that is accompanied by skillful drawings. The photos are all taken with flash to allow for clear viewing of the etching/drawings making the manuscript look brighter than it actually is. The original color is browner and darker. Hanuman is the monkey God king who attached himself to Lord Rama and helped him to win the battle against Ravana. This text is the story of his life.
Age of this article is unknown. However conclusions may be drawn from the evolution of epigraphy displayed in the State Museum at Bhubaneshwar.
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Flash has been used to enhance the clarity of the miniature texts. This has also resulted in brighter colors.
The actual color is seen in the last photo featuring the entire group of manuscripts that comprise 5 separate lots in this auction catalogue.
MEASUREMENT : 15cm x 4cm x 3cm
CONDITION : Good condition.
NUMBER OF FOLIO PAGES: 28 double sided folios
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.