23.16 Hinduism

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RIGVEDA-SAMHITA  | 2097

MS in Sanskrit on paper, India, early 19th c., 4 vols., 795 ff. (complete), 10x20 cm, single column, (7x17 cm), 10 lines in Devanagari script with deletions in yellow, Vedic accents, corrections etc in red. 

DASATAYIPRATISAKHYA OF SAUNAKACARYA | MS 2162

 MS in Sanskrit on paper, India, 1665, 35 ff. (complete), 12x22 cm, single column, (ca. 10x18 cm), 10-11 lines in Devanagari script, double vertical lines at both sides of the text.

VEYAGANA | MS 5293

 MS in Sanskrit on paper, Toddapur, India, 1672, 134 ff. (complete), 14x29 cm, single column, (9x21 cm), 8 lines in archaic Devanagari book script by Vyasacaturbhuja son of Vyasanarahari , 8 lines in Vedic numeric hand gesture music notation.

RIGVEDA (PADAPATHA VERSION)  | MS 5371 (1)

MS in Sanskrit on paper, Rajasthan, India, 1778-79, 2 vols. 446+446 ff., 9x24 cm, single column, (5x19 cm), 7 lines in Devanagari script of high quality, Vedic accents and margins in red.

KUMARAVISNUMITRACARYA | MS 2163

 MS in Sanskrit on paper, India, 17th c., 391 ff. (complete), 10x20 cm, single column, (5x16 cm), 7 lines in Devanagari script, deletions in yellow, highlighting in red, double vertical lines at both sides of the text. Binding: India, 17th c., dark wooden covers. Chicago, Ill., 1920-1940, cloth folding case, by Newberry Library.

AITEREYA BRAHMANA | MS 2164

MS in Sanskrit on paper, India, ca. 1827, 99 ff. (complete), 19x32 cm, single column, (14x27 cm), 15-17 lines in Devanagari script by 2 scribes, deletions in yellow, corrections in red. 

MUDRAS OF THE VAJRADHATUMANDALA 1 | MS 2175

MS palimpsest in Sanskrit and Newari on paper laminated on canvas, Nepal, 17th c., 60 ff. concertina-folded, 8x20 cm, 3 columns, (3x27 cm), 7 lines in Newari script, punctuation and rubrication in red, more than 300 painted illustrations of hand gestures. Text 3 is the underlying text. 

DEVIMAHATMYA, PRAISE OF THE GREAT GODDESS | MS 2174

MS in Sanskrit on palm-leaf, Bihar or Nepal, 11th c., 32 ff., 5x31 cm, 2 columns, (3x27 cm), 5 lines in an early Bhujimmol script, borders marked with double lines with orange pigmentation between lines, 1 miniature in text. 

PAÑCARATNAGITA | MS 2099

MS in Sanskrit on paper, Kashmir, ca. 1800, 253 ff. (complete), 10x15 cm, single column, (6x11 cm), 6 lines in a bold calligraphic Devanagari script, initials and folio nos. in left margin, colophons and punctuation in red, titles in gold, frames in orange, red and black surrounding the text, title pages in elaborate illuminated frames imitating Islamic conventions in gold, red, orange, blue and black.