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Phrai Malai manuscript

 Item — Flat_Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16405

Content Description

Folding manuscript of the Buddhist text of the Phrai Malai (circa 1890s; 0.4 cubic feet) written in Thai using the Khom script. Item also contains twenty colored images that depict events in the text. Phrai Malai was a popular subject for illustrated manuscripts in 19th-century Thailand, though the spread of printing technology overtook the practice by the start of the 20th century.

Dates

  • circa 1890s

Language of Materials

Materials are in Thai.

Historical Note

The creator of this manuscript is unknown, though very likely a person living in Thailand in the late 19th century.

Extent

0.4 Cubic Feet (1 flat box) : Unboxed folding manuscript book.

Provenance

Accession 2018-0035 Purchased 24 February 2018; Associates Endowment Fund, 2017/2018.
Title
Phrai Malai manuscript
Status
Completed
Author
Tanner Greene
Date
19 March 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States