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Ms. Coll. 990, Item 4 - Abhidhamma chet kamphi : Phra Malai
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Thai Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 990, Item 4 - Abhidhamma chet kamphi : Phra Malai
Title:
Abhidhamma chet kamphi : Phra Malai, 1890s.
Physical description:
1 item (99 folios) : paper ; 13.5 x 66 cm.
Summary:
Illustrated manuscript of the Abhidhamma chet kamphi (chanting prompts for text chanted at funerals), followed by the popular story of Phra Malai (a monk who visits heaven and hell).
Notes:
Written in 7-10 lines per folio.
Probably written in the 1890s (Justin McDaniel).
Samut khoi paper, mostly white but with several colored folios; folded concertina- or accordion-style, including upper cover.
Manuscript illustrated with images of monks and corpses and scenes from the Phra Malai.
Covers with a border formed of additional layers of heavy paper; some patches of gilt on upper cover.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 990, Item 4
Contained in:
Collection of Southeast Asian Manuscripts. Item 4
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 990
Vernacular script:
พระอภิธรรม๗คัมภีร์: พระมาลัย, 1890s.
 
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