24.4 Legends

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PHRA MALAI; THAI BUDDHIST VISIONS OF HEAVEN AND HELL | MS 2478
Created on: 12 February 2014

MS in Thai, with some Pali passages, on paper, Thailand, ca. 1800, 102 ff. (complete), 15x65 cm, 1 - 3 columns, (3 columns: text: 28 cm column width), 5 lines in a very fine Old Cambodian book script, 14 coloured miniatures, each 29x20 cm, of high quality, between coloured borders on both sides of text. 

OLD BELIEVER MISCELLANCY | MS 1993 (1)
Created on: 12 February 2014

MS in Russian Chuch Slavonic on paper, Russia, ca. 1750, 266 ff. (complete), 19x15 cm, single column, (14/15x11/12 cm), 20-22 lines in Cyrillic semi-uncial by several scribes, red titles and chapter headings, 135 full-page illustrations in full colours by several artists displaying the collaboration of a circle of Old Believer artists of varying levels of skill. 

LEGEND OF THE GRAND MINISTER YURIWAKA | MS 2468 (1)
Created on: 12 February 2014

MS in Japanese on paper, Kyoto, Japan, 17th c., 1 roll (complete), 34x630 cm, 13 scenes, 33x48 cm, in full colours and gold, a descendant of the paintings by the Tosa school for the Imperial Court. 

JOSEPH LEGEND, THE HISTORY OF JOSEPH AND JACOB | MS 581
Created on: 12 February 2014

MS in Arabic on paper, Mt. Sinai, Egypt, 14th-16th c., 71 ff. (complete), 18x13 cm, single column, (15x11 cm), 11 lines in Arabic naskhi script by several scribes. 

SUMERIAN PROVERBS COLLECTION | MS 3279
Created on: 12 February 2014

MS in Neo Sumerian and Old Babylonian on clay, Babylonia, 2000-1700 BC, 1 tablet, 22,0x9,5x4,0 cm, 2 columns, 65 lines in cuneiform script, double ruled lines between each entry.