manuscripts (document genre)
Selections from the Donn V. Hart Southeast Asia Collection
Southeast Asia Digital Library
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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