1244 Antique Buddhist Thai Manuscript Phra Malai with Illuminated Paintings

This Thai illuminated manuscript contains the Phra Malai Scripture.

Folded accordion-style as a samut khoi folding book and has a goatskin cover.

Several illuminated illustrations present

These texts were used in monasteries for religious rites and as teaching materials.

Some Soiling and water stains from age and usage. Condition as seen in the photos.

Manuscripts of this age are rarely seen outside museums and monasteries

A very rare find.

Dimensions: 26.5 L x 6 W x 3.5 D

 

Provenance: From the collection of Thomas Cox,

 

Condition commensurate with age and use, leather cover worn with losses, paintings well done with good color.

 

Complete Book. Rare.

 

 Estimated to be from the early 1800s.