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Catalogue no. 23:
Christmas Special 2018 - Catalogue no. 23
Christmas Special 2018
Catalogue no. 23

 

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Christmas Special 2017 - Catalogue no. 22
Christmas Special 2017
Catalogue no. 22



K-18-01
K-18-01

K-18-01
Rare early palm leaf Kammavaca with 4 lines of script.

complete Buddhist manuscript, 17 thin palm leaf pages plus 2 wooden covers

cover: 52,8 x 9,4 cm (20.8 x 3.7 in)
leaves: 54,2 x 9,2 cm (21.3 x 3.6 in)
Age: early 18th century

condition: chips, cracks, loss of material, overall good condition commensurate with age and use.

provenance: German collection, aquired late 1970's / early 1980's

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K-18-02
K-18-02

K-18-02
Rare Kammavaca with 7 lines of Burmese "round" script.

complete Buddhist manuscript, 10 leaves made of strips of coarse cloth / monk's robe plus 2 wooden covers

cover: 60 x 13,8 cm (23.6 x 5.4 in)
leaves: 57,8 x 13,9 cm (22.8 x 5.5 in)
age: late 19th/early 20th century

cover with donators inscription (dated 1257 = 1895), Western angels in Myanmar dress and lions, running lions/dragons also depicted on the leaves

condition: most minor chips, gilding partly rubbed, overall very good condition commensurate with age and use.

provenance: German collection, aquired late 1970's / early 1980's

Price: Euro 1.487,50 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 1.250 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



K-18-03
K-18-03

K-18-03
Mandalay Kammavaca with 6 lines of script.

complete Buddhist manuscript, 16 leaves made of strips of coarse cloth / monk's robe plus 2 wooden covers

cover: 60,1 x 14,6 cm (23.66 x 5.75 in)
leaves: 57,8 x 13,8 cm (22.8 x 5.43 in)
age: late 19th/early 20th century

front cover with donators inscription (dated 12?? not clear visible anymore), 6-lines magyi si sar (tamarind seed script), both covers also gilded and decorated inside, some leaves with bookmarks (orange cross sign top left and/or red dot top right)

condition: two leaves broken and roughly repaired (glued), at covers and leaves gilding partly rubbed, otherwise in very good condition.

provenance: German collection, aquired late 1970's / early 1980's

Price: Euro 1.368,50 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 1.150 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



M18-01
M18-01


M18-01
Title indicator for Thai manuscripts.

Thailand, 19th century

dimensions: (l x w x h): 253 x 20 x 6 mm / 9.96 x 0.79 x 0.24 in

Title indicators, usually made of palm leaf or wood, were important to identify the manuscripts.
Rare title indicator with Khmer script for Thai manuscripts, made of bone.
Beautiful carved floral ornaments. Script in black ink. Traces of red colour (lacquer ?).

reference: Buddhism Illuminated, The British Library 2018, page 30 and fig. 1.28
provenance: German art market

Price: Euro 345,10 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 290 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



M18-02
M18-02


M18-02
Title indicator for Thai manuscripts.

Thailand, 19th century

dimensions: (l x w x h): 205 x 28 x 6 mm / 8.07 x 1.1 x 0.24 in

Title indicators, usually made of palm leaf or wood, were important to identify the manuscripts.
Rare title indicator with Khmer script for Thai manuscripts, made of bone.
Beautiful carved floral ornaments. Script in black ink.

reference: Buddhism Illuminated, The British Library 2018, page 30 and fig. 1.28
provenance: German art market

Price: Euro 261,80 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 220 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



M16-01
M16-01


M16-01
Buddhist palm leaf manuscript (Paysar), Burma (Myanmar)


dimension: 48,4 x 13,5 x 5,6 cm

wooden covers painted in red, palm leaves with gilded edges, excellent condition
language Pali, written in Burmese characters

Age: dated "full moon day of Wa(r) Gaung, 1234" (August 1872), Mondon Min era

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PM-13-01
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: Euro 238 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 200 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


K-12
K-12

K-12
Laquered brass or copper Kammavaca

47,5 cm (18.7 in) x 8,8 cm (3.46 in)
12 gilded brass or copper 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.

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S19-01
S19-01

S19-01
Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma

mid 19th century
Good condition with three minor damages to the upper edge.

Indigo blue with red colour in the selvage. Large script.

length: 3950 mm
width: 32 mm

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S19-02
S19-02

S19-02
Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma

late 19th / early 20th century
Good condition. Slightly faded and soiled.

Rare bright orange/yellow colour with 4 lines in turquoise. Beautiful design, without script.

length: 3900 mm
width: 20 mm

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S19-03
S19-03

S19-03
Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma

dated 1269 (1907)
Rare perfect condition.

A multicolour Sazigyo, dated 1269, with cumulative and final verse count: “92 pada verses” with the initial invocation between two fishes (“Zeyatu” - May this donation meet with success). Rich decoration.

length: 5300 mm
width: 14 mm

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S19-04
S19-04

S19-04
Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma

early 20th century
Rare perfect condition.

A slightly faded rare green Sazigyo with red colour in the selvage and the initial invocation in a reserve “Zeyatu” (May this donation meet with success.).

length: 4820 mm
width: 19 mm

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S18-01
S18-01

S18-01
Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma

mid 19th century
condition: very good, only slightly soiled, loop intact

Sazigyo in indigo blue contrats the script in natural, undyed yarn.

length: 363 cm
width: 2,8 cm

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S18-02
S18-02

S18-02
Sazigyo binding ribbon without text, Burma

circa 1900
Worn with a few imperfection, slightly soiled.

This sazigyo lack both: text and images, but shows beautiful rhomb-like pattern. The end of the cord has been tied remarkable and appears intact.

length: 4260 mm
width: 24 mm

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S18-03
S18-03


S18-03
Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma

early 20th century
condition: very good, slightly soiled

Sazigyo with white text on red ground. Tube-shaped tail, slowly unravelling. Script with alternate or zig-zag projection.

length: 3130 mm
width: 22 mm

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S13-06
S13-06

S13-06

Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma


dated 127? (probably 1), 2019 = 1380/1381
Excellent condition.

Rare green dated sazigyo with rich decoration.

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Lit-02
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 48,15 (incl. 7 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 45 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)

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