AW: Request for help with manuscript
Mahendra Kumar Mishra
mkmfolk at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 1 00:44:06 EDT 2008
Picture 7 is written Miharavan badha. Mahiravana was the asura , and
brother to Ravana of Ramayana.
On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 5:39 AM, John C. Huntington <huntington.2 at osu.edu>wrote:
> Dear Reinhold,
> I have cc'd my colleague Dina Bangdel to see if she has an ideas. The main
> figure is a monkey with Hands on his legs as well and clear tail in both.
> He also appears in five as well. The only monkey I know of is Hanuman who
> is extremely important in Nepal especially at this time.
> The Durga is clearly a later addition by some one who simply does not have
> the same skill level as the rondel painter
> Is there a 1_06?
> On Sep 30, 2008, at 11:38 AM, Gruenendahl, Reinhold wrote:
> Thanks again to everyone for your comments, which have been most
>> Here are some more samples:
>> That's all I have to hand at present.
>> I'd appreciate any suggestions concerning the identity of the main figure
>> 07 and 09.
>> Best wishes
>> Reinhold Grünendahl
>> Dr. Reinhold Gruenendahl
>> Niedersaechsische Staats- und Universitaetsbibliothek
>> Fachreferat sued- und suedostasiatische Philologien
>> (Dept. of Indology)
>> 37070 Goettingen, Germany
>> Tel (+49) (0)5 51 / 39 52 83
>> gruenen at sub.uni-goettingen.de
>> FACH-INFORMATIONEN INDOLOGIE, GOETTINGEN:
>> In English:
>> GRETIL - Goettingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages:
>> GRETIL e-library:
>> Von: Indology im Auftrag von John C. Huntington
>> Gesendet: Mo 29.09.2008 17:37
>> An: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
>> Betreff: Re: AW: Request for help with manuscript
>> Dear Reinhold,
>> In the study of Asian incunabula, we usually cite a leporello as an
>> "accordion-fold" book. In Nepal Bhasa (Newar) they are called
>> thyasaphu and can be anything from very small to about about 100
>> folds or more. Frequently they have an arsenic coating on one side,
>> which gives it a characteristic yellow cast, to keep the insects at
>> An important example of an iconographic model book in the thyasaphu
>> format is at:
>> from the Circle of Bliss Exhibition
>> Another with the arsenic coating is at:
>> Also from the CoB
>> While the Model books are often called sketch books they are usually
>> not. True sketchbooks were an artist is learning something are known
>> (the Jivarama sketch book of NS 555) (see my "Nevar Artist
>> Jivarama's Sketch Book," in Indian Art Treasures: Suresh Neotia
>> Collection. Varanasi; Jñana-Pravaha (Center for Cultural Studies and
>> Research) with Mosaic Books 2006, pp. 74-85) it may be downloaded at:
>> This is actually one of the most complete studies of a "sketch book"
>> to date.
>> The four complete and two fragmentary designs you have posted,
>> suggest that this is a model book of designs for the ornamentation of
>> a shrine or temple of some sort. However, since it is clearly not
>> Buddhist, I am at a loss to say what it might be.
>> One interesting aside, is that the figure fighting the lion has
>> twisted the lion around into the "broken-back" position of many
>> central Asian animals motifs of the first millennium BCE and first
>> half of the first millennium CE
>> Given the Bhujimo characters and their relationship to the
>> Inscriptions of Jivarama,, I would date this to ca 1450 ± 30.
>> I hope this is useful. I would love to see more if you would be
>> willing to share them.
>> All the best
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Dr Mahendra Kumar Mishra
State Tribal Education Coordinator,
Orissa Primary Education Programme Authority,
Unit- V Bhubaneswar 751001,India
D-9 Flat Kalpana Area Bhubaneswar 751014,India
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