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A kamawa-sa (incomplete)

A kamawa-sa (incomplete)

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    Before 1864 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Copper plates, bright red lacquered. Gilded on borders only.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Campbell

  • Museum number:

    1230:9-1864

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Consisting of 9 folios (wanting a beginning)
2 cord holes
5 lines, 28 char., Burmese tamarind-seed large script in black lacquer.
Paginated with Burmese letters.
Borders: decorated with strokes and beads.
Interlines: Blank.
Middle folio margins: (2.5 cm.) decorated with a repeating lotus pattern on a hatch-stroke ground.
Final folio recto: margins (14.4 cm.) (on either side of a central text) decorated with leafy patterns and hinthas in framed rondels.
Second and penultimate folios: margins (14.4 cm.) on either side of a central text decorated with leafy patterns and hinthas in framed rondels.
Undated.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

Before 1864 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Copper plates, bright red lacquered. Gilded on borders only.

Dimensions

Length: 57 cm, Width: 10.6 cm

Descriptive line

9 folios of a copper kamawa-sa (Burmese Buddhist Ms.). Bright red lacquered and partly gilded. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Pali text, tamarind seed script with figurative and foliate decorative motifs. Before 1864.

Materials

Copper; Lacquer; Gilt

Techniques

Forming; Lacquering; Gilding

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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