manuscripts (document genre)
Burmese manuscripts from the Donn V. Hart Collection
Copper 59 x 15 cm
 leaves; Lacquered Copper Plates. Completed sometime during the 1800's this kammavaca is made from thin copper plates that have been lacquered and bound in wooden covers decorated with red and yellow figures and designs. The text, written in the Pali language using the square style Burmese script, covers ordination ceremonies for Buddhist monks.
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