NAXI LEGENDS AND RELIGIOUS MYTHS

MS 4458/1
MS Short Title NAXI LEGENDS AND RELIGIOUS MYTHS
Text NAXI LEGENDS AND RELIGIOUS MYTHS
Description MS in Naxi on thick brown paper, Yunnan, China, 18th c., 10 ff. (complete), 10x28 cm, single column, (10x28 cm), 4 lines in Naxi pictographic script in compartments.
Binding Yunnan, China, 18th c., paper cover, stitched (Xian zhuang) on 3 sewing stations, title with double borders across upper cover.
Provenance 1. Private collection, Lijiang, Yunnan, China (-2000); 2. Bruce Ferrini, Akron Ohio.
Commentary The Naxi people lives in Yunnan province, China. Their language is rather closely related to Yi. Thus it falls inside the Loloish branch of Tibeto-Burman. Unlike Yi, the Naxi writing is pictographic, with no relation to Chinese.
Place of origin Yunnan
Dates 18c AD

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