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Penn Museum 89-13-327, 89-13-327 - Illuminated fragment of Phra Malai
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Title:
Illuminated fragment of Phra Malai [electronic resource], between 1890 and 1925?
Physical description:
1 online resource (1 folio) : color illustrations.
Language(s):
In Thai (Khom).
Summary:
Illumination cut from a folio of a Thai manuscript, showing the demon Punnaka and Vidhura on Punnaka's horse. Details and background color damaged by abrasion. Text from Phra Malai on verso, stained, abraded, and difficult to read.
Provenance:
Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the Asian Collections, University Museum, 1989.
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Thai - Specimens.
Jataka stories, Thai - Pictorial works.
Form / Genre:
Facsimiles.
Fragments (object portions)
Folded books.
Illuminations (visual works)
Manuscripts, Thai - 19th century.
Manuscripts, Thai - 20th century.
Manuscripts - Thailand - 19th century.
Manuscripts - Thailand - 20th century.
Notes:
Title supplied by cataloger (viewed on September 17, 2015)
Written in 5 lines per segment.
Written and painted on khoi paper; manuscript originally folded concertina- or accordion-style, but this fragment of one folio is stored flat.
Written and painted in central Thailand in the very late 19th or early 20th century (Justin McDaniel).
From same manuscript as Penn Museum 89-13-328.
Dimensions of original manuscript: 26 x 21.7 cm.
Reproduced from the original with permission of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) license.
Cite as:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 89-13-327.
Contained in:
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Thai Manuscripts. 89-13-327
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library Web University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum 89-13-327

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Collection: Thai Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: Thai
Century: 19th century
Century: 20th century
Date: 1890
Genre: Facsimiles
Genre: Folded books
Genre: Fragments (object portions)
Genre: Illuminations (visual works)
Genre: Manuscripts - Thailand - 19th century
Subject: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Thai
Subject: Jataka stories, Thai
Geography: Thailand