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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 778 - Sāmudrika
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Sāmudrika, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (1 leaf) : paper ; 43 x 55 cm.
In Sanskrit (Devanāgarī)
Manual and guide for a palm reader, featuring large red hand with signs, omens, and various related pictures. Back of manuscript contains various prayers, maṇḍalas, diagrams, and notes.
Hindu astrology.
Palmistry - India.
Omens - Religious aspects - Hinduism.
Mandala - India.
Form / Genre:
Manuals (instructional materials)
Drawings (visual works)
Paintings (visual works)
Prayers (documents)
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 19th century.
Manuscripts - India - 18th century.
Manuscripts - India - 19th century.
Title from wrapper notes.
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions.
Folded into 10 small sections, measuring 10.5 x 20.5 cm.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Listed in H.I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 5278 (UP 778).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 778.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 778
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
सामुद्रिक, १७००-१८५०.

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Collection: Indic Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: Yes
Illustrated: Yes
Notated: No
Language: Sanskrit
Century: 18th century
Century: 19th century
Date: 1700
Genre: Drawings (visual works)
Genre: Manuals (instructional materials)
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 18th century
Genre: Manuscripts - India - 19th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Sanskrit - 18th century
Subject: Hindu astrology
Subject: Hinduism
Subject: Mandala
Subject: Omens
Subject: Palmistry
Geography: India
Page material: Paper