Palm Leaf Fragment Attached to Funerary Papyrus
jacob at FABULARASA.DK
Wed Jan 23 10:34:39 EST 2013
Thanks to Manu Francis and George Hart for clarifying.
George Hart skrev den 2013-01-23 16:24:
> The language and script of the attachment are modern Tamil. George
> On Jan 23, 2013, at 6:43 AM, Jacob Schmidt-Madsen
> <jacob at FABULARASA.DK> wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> McComas Taylor's posting of a mystery palm leaf manuscript reminded
>> me of another mystery manuscript fragment which came to my attention
>> recently. It is attached to one end of an Egyptian funerary papyrus
>> (21st/22nd dynasty, 1075-716 BC) for sale at Sothesby's (no. 8918, lot
>> The catalogue notes states: "A fragment of a Burmese Buddhist palm
>> leaf manuscript is attached to the papyrus at right." However, a
>> preliminary investigation has determined the script as Grantha, and
>> the language as something other than Sanskrit (possibly Malayalam,
>> though this is by no means certain).
>> I have attached a document with enlarged images of the fragment, but
>> since the images were screenshot from the webpage referred above,
>> unfortunately the quality is quite poor. I have also attached
>> Sothesby's own description of the item.
>> I have not been able to determine just how the fragment is attached
>> to the papyrus - and neither for what reason, whether by accident or
>> not - but I would be most interested to hear any suggestions you might
>> have. It has our Egyptologists here in Copenhagen baffled for sure!
>> Kind regards,
>> Jacob Schmidt-Madsen
>> Assistant Teacher
>> Department of Indology
>> University of Copenhagen<Palm Leaf on Papyrus (Sothesbys No
>> 8918-52).pdf><Sothesbys No 8918-52.pdf>
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