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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2992 - Sunthō̜n Phū, 1786-1855 - Phra ʻAphaimanī
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Sunthō̜n Phū, 1786-1855.
Phra ʻAphaimanī. Book 6, 1828-1830?
Physical description:
1 item (57 folios) : paper ; 11 x 34 cm.
In Thai.
Book 6 of an epic poem of love and adventure.
Possibly formerly in the collection of Wat Thepdhitaram if written while the author was in the monastery there (Justin McDaniel).
Possibly formerly owned by Victor L. Godon, who served as a midshipman and surgeon in the United States Navy in the Pacific, and given by Godon to the American Philosophical Society in the 1830s (note in ink on an APS notecard, dated 17 November 1837, tied to f. 1).
Related names:
Godon, Victor L., former owner.
American Philosophical Society, former owner.
Epic poetry, Thai.
Form / Genre:
Folded books.
Manuscripts, Thai - 19th century.
Manuscripts - Thailand - 19th century.
Title from the beginning of the verso side (f. B01).
Written in 8 lines per folio.
Possibly written as early as 1822, probably written between 1828 and 1830 (Justin McDaniel).
Folios are black charcoal khoi paper, with yellow cobalt script and some corrections in chalk; folded concertina- or accordion-style, including covers.
Covers with a border formed of additional layers of heavy paper.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 2992
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 2992
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
พระอภัยมณี. เล่ม๖, 1828-1830?

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Collection: Thai Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Thai
Century: 19th century
Date: 1828
Genre: Epics
Genre: Folded books
Genre: Manuscripts - Thailand - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Thai - 19th century
Genre: Poems
Subject: Epic poetry, Thai
Geography: Thailand
Author: Sunthō̜n Phū, 1786-1855
Related names: American Philosophical Society, former owner
Related names: Godon, Victor L., former owner
Page material: Paper