KAMMAVACA; OFFICIAL ACT OF THE BUDDHIST ORDER

MS 2474
MS Short Title KAMMAVACA; OFFICIAL ACT OF THE BUDDHIST ORDER
Text KAMMAVACA; OFFICIAL ACT OF THE BUDDHIST ORDER
Description MS in Pali on copper gilt, Burma, 19th c., 16 ff. (complete), 11x54 cm, single column, (11x52 cm), 6 lines in Burmese square tamarind script in black lacquer, decorations in red around and between text, first and last opening with deities flanking the text.
Binding Burma, 19th c., Poti with wooden covers with gold and red lacquer decoration, 1 binding -hole. Provenance: 1. Sam Fogg cat. 19(1998):115.
Commentary The Kammavaca is a collection of extracts from the Pali Vinaya-pitaka, the monastic code of discipline. It was usually commissioned by a Burmese family on the occasion of their son's entry tho the monkhood. Only in Burma these texts were produced as highly ornate and decorative manuscripts.
Place of origin Burma
Dates 19th c.

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