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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
Abhidhamma chet kamphi : Phra Malai, 1890s.
Physical description:
1 item (99 folios) : paper ; 13.5 x 66 cm.
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).
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:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 990
Vernacular script:
พระอภิธรรม๗คัมภีร์: พระมาลัย, 1890s.
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