DIVINATION BOOK

MS 2480
MS Short Title DIVINATION BOOK
Text PUSTAHA, DIVINATION BOOK, INCLUDING PODA NI RAMBU SIPORHAS; ON DIVINATION WITH A DOUBLE STRING, MENTIONING DATU GUSAR NI AJI
Description MS in Toba-Batak on bast, Sumatra, Indonesia, 19th c., 58 ff., folding book, 17x24 cm, single column (15x23 cm), 16-20 lines in Batak script, ca 75 large, complex, finely-drawn figures in black ink coloured red.
Binding Sumatra, Indonesia, 19th c., carved wooden covers.
Context The wooden covers are of the same style as those of MS Chester Beatty 1115, but more detailed.
Provenance 1. Sam Fogg cat. 19(1998):151.
Commentary The name Datu Gusar ni aji is often found in chains of transmission of rambu siporhas texts. This MS is a fine and early specimen of Batak art.
Place of origin Indonesia
Dates 19c AD

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