Ms. Coll. 990, Item 4 - Abhidhamma chet kamphi : Phra Malai
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Abhidhamma chet kamphi : Phra Malai, 1890s.
1 item (99 folios) : paper ; 13.5 x 66 cm.
In Pali (Abhidhamma chet kamphi) and Thai (Phra Malai) (Thai Khom).
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).
Sold to Konrad and Sarah M. Bekker in the 1950s or 1960s; Konrad Bekker worked for the State Department in Asia and Sarah Bekker was an art historian.
Sold from the estate of Konrad and Sarah M. Bekker at auction at Sloans & Kenyon, 14-16 June 2013, lot 465.
Bekker, Konrad, died 1981, former owner.
Bekker, Sarah M., died 2013, former owner.
Buddhism - Rituals.
Heaven - Buddhism.
Hell - Buddhism.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Thai - Specimens.
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Manuscripts, Thai - 19th century.
Manuscripts - Thailand - 19th century.
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.
UPenn Ms. Coll. 990, Item 4
Collection of Southeast Asian Manuscripts. Item 4
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 990
พระอภิธรรม๗คัมภีร์: พระมาลัย, 1890s.