A Kamawa-Sa and Pair of Kyan.

late 18th century-early 19th century (made)
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Place Of Origin

Red lacquered and gilded stiffened cloth Kamawa-sa (Burmese Buddhist Ms.); a pair of unrelated wood Kyan (binding boards). Pali text, tamarind seed script with figurative and foliate decorative motifs.


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This object consists of 18 parts.

  • Manuscript Cover
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  • Manuscript Page
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Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Red lacquered and gilded stiffened cloth kamawa-sa (Burmese Buddhist Ms.); pair of unrelated wood Kyan (binding boards). Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Pali text, tamarind seed script with figurative and foliate decorative motifs. Early 19th or late 18th century.
Physical Description
Red lacquered and gilded stiffened cloth Kamawa-sa (Burmese Buddhist Ms.); a pair of unrelated wood Kyan (binding boards). Pali text, tamarind seed script with figurative and foliate decorative motifs.
Style
Credit line
Given by The Hon. Lady Beatrix Gatacre
Object history
Presented by the Hon. Lady Beatrix Gatacre



Historical significance: Kamawa-sa: form for the initiation of a layman into the monk-hood; included extracts from the Buddhis scriptures.
Production
Date uncertain. Possibly late 18th century.
Bibliographic Reference
Burmese art / John Lowry. London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1974 Number: 0112901794 :cat. no. 44
Collection
Accession Number
IM.85:1-1912

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record createdApril 18, 2000
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