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PM-13-01
No. PM-13-01

PM-13-01
Sanskrit Buddhist manuscript, Tibet


Two wooden cover
size: 372 x 85 mm / 14.65 x 3.35 in
front cover with mantra "Om mani padma hung"
size: 372 x 85 mm / 14.65 x 3.35 in

34 paper leaves, some of them consecutively numbered in pencil (3-4, 11-34).
32 folios 374 x 92 mm / 14.72 x 3.62 in
2 folios 366 x 86 mm / 14.41 x 3.39 in

Tied up with leather string.

Text in ink from the Nyingmapa school with mantra of "Padmasambhava Om ah hung vajra guru padma siddhi hung". Script and grammar in poor quality. Wooden covers probably not original (smaller size compared to the paper leaves).

Provenience: German collection

Price: 420 Euro (plus 19 % VAT, shippment and packaging)





K-4
No. K-4



K-4
Kammavaca, Buddhist prayer manuscript
Burma / Mon

54,2 x 8,2 cm / 21.3 x 3,2 in
palm leaves, lacquer, gold leaf, script in cinnabar filled with ink
15 folios plus 2 wooden covers

Age: 1st half of the 18th century or earlier

Noel F. Singer dated Kammavaca with 4 lines of inked script to "Fourteenth to the first few decades of the eighteenth century"(please see Arts of Asia, Vol. 23, No. 3, 1993)

extremely rare Kammavaca with Buddha-paintings on the first, second - second last and last folio, considering the age of some 300 years the Kammavaca is in remarkable condition, museum quality (!)

Price: 2.850 Euro (plus 19 % VAT, shippment and packaging)





K-5
No. K-5



K-5
Kammavaca, Buddhist prayer manuscript
Burma / Mon

53 x 9 cm / 20.9 x 3.5 in
palm leaves, lacquer, gold leaf, script in cinnabar filled with ink
17 folios plus 2 wooden covers

Age: 18th / early 19th century

Noel F. Singer dated Kammavaca with 5 lines of inked script to "second half of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century." (please see Arts of Asia, Vol. 23, No. 3)

very rare 5-line Kammavaca manuscript with Hintha-bird medallions, considering the age of some 250 years the Kammavaca is in good condition with a few damages on corners and edges (please compare with the images), museum quality (!)

Price: 2.480 Euro (plus 19 % VAT, shippment and packaging)





K-9
No. K-9


K-9
Laquered brass Kammavaca


47,5 cm (18.7 in) x 8,8 cm (3.46 in)
9 gilded brass leaves
(18 pages) with 2 wood covers

Age: late 19th / early 20th century

There are some rubbing with nicks and chip,
commensurate with age and use.

Price: 630 Euro (plus 19 % VAT, packaging and shipment)



No. Lit-02
No. Lit-02


Lit-02

Arts of Asia, Volume 23, Number 3
Original issue May-June 1993
Publisher and Editor: Tuyet Nguyet

Content among others:
Noel F. Singer
"KAMMAVACA TEXTS, THEIR COVERS AND BINDING RIBBONS"


Page 101:
Reference: Please compare second leave to K-9, leave no. 5






K-12
No. K-12


K-12
Laquered brass Kammavaca

47,5 cm (18.7 in) x 8,8 cm (3.46 in)
12 gilded brass leaves
(24 pages) with 2 wood covers

Age: late 19th / early 20th century

There are some rubbing with nicks and chip,
commensurate with age and use.

Price: 840 Euro (plus 19 % VAT, packaging and shipment)




S-13-01
No. S-13-01



S-13-01
Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon

It's a mid 19th century sazigyo, undated. Worn but only with minor damages. The loop is an extra cord tied around the start of the band. The sazigyo and the text are in natural, undyed yarn with a narrow strip of indigo blue to contrast the script.

Length: 290 cm widht: 2,5 cm

Price: 180 Euro (plus 19 % VAT, packaging and shipment)




S-13-02
No. S-13-02



S-13-02
Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon

A rare green sazigyo without loop. 19th century, very good condition without any damages. Text in natural, undyed yarn. With a few decoration.

Length: 310 cm widht: 2,7 cm

Price: 190 Euro (plus 19 % VAT, packaging and shipment)




S-13-03
No. S-13-03



S-13-03
Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon

This wonderful early multicolour sazigyo is in very good condition. Decorated with a large pagoda motif at the end of the band. 19th century.

Length: 335 cm widht: 2,3 cm

Price: 190 Euro (plus 19 % VAT, packaging and shipment)




S-13-04
No. S-13-04



S-13-04
Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon

A beautiful, deep indigo blue sazigyo with text in natural, undyed yarn. Mid-19th century. Good condition.

Length: 285 cm widht: 2,5 cm

Price: 150 Euro (plus 19 % VAT, packaging and shipment)




S-13-05
No. S-13-05



S-13-05
Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon

A three-colour-sazigyo (text in natural undyed yarn/red/yellow) in pristine condition, perfect loop. DATED 1270 (1908).

Length: 465 cm widht: 2,6 cm

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S-13-06
No. S-13-06



S-13-06
Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon

A very rare yellow/green sazigyo with yellow script. Perfect loop. Excellent condition. (image shows reverse side)

Length: 450 cm widht: 2,9 cm

Price: 230 Euro (plus 19 % VAT, packaging and shipment)




S-13-07
No. S-13-07



S-13-07
Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon

An old indigo blue sazigyo with a large pagoda motif at the end of the band. Mid-19th century. Very good condition.

Length: 365 cm widht: 2,9 cm

Price: 180 Euro (plus 19 % VAT, packaging and shipment)




S-01
No. S-01



S-01
Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon

Length: ca. 477 cm / 187.8 in
Multicolor Sarsekyo

Donated by U San Dwin and Daw Moo for Ma Wine Gyi, Ma Wine Kalay, Ma Sein Pu and Maung Chit Thar, Irrewaddy Division, Sakyite City, Gayoe Town, Tite Gyi Village, Own Chaung

Age: rare dated Sarsekyo from 1272 / 1910 (2010 = 1372)

Very good condition

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S-02
No. S-02



S-02
Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon

Length: ca. 484 cm / 190.55 in
Red color Sarsekyo

Donated by U Win and Daw Ma Nein for Ko U Thar

Age: Second half 19th century (ca. 1870)

Very good condition

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S-03
No. S-03



S-03
Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon

Length: ca. 433 cm / 170.5 in
Red color Sarsekyo

Donated by U San Tun, Daw Mae Mee and daughter Ma Moe for his son Ko Maung Than Tun with a poem written by the donator and his final wish "I want to go to Nirvana with my dear lovely wife, my beautiful daughter and my clever son Maung Than Tun"

Age: rare dated Sarsekyo from 1251 (2012 = 1373/74)

Very good condition

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S-04
No. S-04



S-04

Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon

Length: ca. 485 cm / 190.9 in
Multicolor Sarsekyo

Donated by a Tea-leaf broker and father of the monk, U Yin Mg, his wife Daw Mae, his daughter Ma Theinnguyt and his niece Ma Thin and Ma Kyin for his son, donated near Myin Chan city, in the village Saye Thein (Mandalay area)

Age: rare dated Sarsekyo from 1282 (2012 = 1373/74)

Very good condition, beautiful multicolor Sarsekyo

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S-05
No. S-05



S-05
Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon

Length: ca. 493 cm / 194.1 in
Long multicolor Sarsekyo

rich decoration with religious and floral motifs

Age: late 19th / early 20th century

Perfect condition, great example for a multicolor Sarsekyo

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S-06
No. S-06



S-06
Green Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon

Length: ca. 467 cm / 183.9 in
Stunning rare green Sarsekyo with rich decoration

Age: dated 127? (probably 1), 2014 = 1375/1376

Rare green dated Sazigyo in excellent condition

Price: 180 Euro (plus 19 % VAT, packing and shipment)




S-07
No. S-07



S-07
Sarsekyo / Sazigyo binding ribbon with Pali script

Length: ca. 462 cm / 181.9 in
Red / yellow / white Sarsekyo

Age: 19th century

Rare Burmese Sarsekyo with Pali script, some signs of use

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No. Lit-02
No. Lit-02


Lit_02
Arts of Asia, Volume 23, Number 3
Original issue May-June 1993
Publisher and Editor: Tuyet Nguyet

Content among others:
Noel F. Singer
"KAMMAVACA TEXTS, THEIR COVERS AND BINDING RIBBONS"


Book condition:
used but good condition

Price: Euro 40 (plus 19 % VAT, packing and shipment to Europe)

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