A religious manuscript (perhaps a Phra Malai text) in concertina form Thailand or Cambodia, late 19th Century
Lot 441
A religious manuscript (perhaps a Phra Malai text) in concertina form Thailand or Cambodia, late 19th Century
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,101) inc. premium
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A religious manuscript (perhaps a Phra Malai text) in concertina form
Thailand or Cambodia, late 19th Century
Thai manuscript on paper, 92 leaves in concertina form, 3-5 lines to the page, two sections per page with a central margin marked with florets, 12 illustrations in gouache and gold depicting various scenes of monks and devotees at shrines and stories from fables, binding worn
144 x 649 mm.

Footnotes

  • Phra Malai texts, named after the Buddhist monk who travelled to heaven and hell, were popular didactic fables from the 18th Century onwards. See H. Ginsburg, Thai Manuscript Painting, London 1989, pp. 72-88.
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