24.18 Miscellaneous Texts

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BIBLE: JOHN 3:16, OPENING PART: A TETUA EKANIENI MAFI TAKE NEI WA YA KOI KOUNA MAI TAN TARIKI | MS 5195
Created on: 21 February 2014

MS in Futuna on jaw bone of wild boar, Ekasup village, Efaté Island, Republic of Vanuatu, 31 January 2003, 1 jaw with teeth and the 2 tusks, 14x26x15 cm, single column, (10x8 cm), 7+3 lines in capitals slanting to the right by Sifo Seimo. 

ASVASASTRA, TREATISE ON THE TYPES AND ILLNESSES OF HORSES | MS 2176 (1)
Created on: 21 February 2014

MS in Newari (text 1) and Sanskrit (text 2) on paper, Nepal, 18th c., 32 ff. concertina-folded, 9x22 cm, single column, (6x16 cm and 8x10 cm), 5-12 lines in Newari script, 49 fine painted miniatures of horses. 

ARTIST'S ILLUSTRATION MANUAL OF MYTHICAL CREATURES | MS 2485 (1)
Created on: 21 February 2014

MS on paper, Burma, 18th c., 22 ff., folding book, 14x37 cm, (14x37 cm), no text, 58 illustrations in full colours. 

THE HALDENSLEBEN CARTULARY | MS 4601 (1)
Created on: 21 February 2014

MS in Latin and German on vellum, Cistercian convent of Haldensleben, Althaldensleben, Germany, ca. 1490, 102 ff. (complete), 30x20 cm, single column, (22x13 cm), 14 and 28 lines in a rotunda Gothic book script of medium quality, additions in cursive script. 

SERMON ON GOSPEL TEXTS | MS 691 (1)
Created on: 21 February 2014

MS in Latin and Middle high German (text 14) on paper, Monastery Zwettl, Waldviertel, Austria, 1380-1430, 254 ff. (complete), 29x22 cm, single column, (19-23x15 cm), 28-54 lines in a regular lettre bâtarde.

MALKBOL, THE GOOD FORTUNE OF TAYMAY | MS 1788-1
Created on: 21 February 2014

MS in Aramaic on clay, Palmyra, Syria, ca. 100 BC, 1 tessera, 2,0x2,4 cm, 1+1 line in Aramaic square script. 

ROYAL GAME OF UR | MS 3223-2
Created on: 21 February 2014

MS in Babylonian on clay, Babylonia, 2000-1600 BC, ca. 1/3 of a tablet, 7,7 x6,1x2,0 cm ( originally ca. 7,7x17,0x2,0 cm), with the larger part of the main part of the gaming board with 9 out of 12 squares, one of which is divided into 4 triangles by crossing lines.