Burmese palm leaf ms?

John C. Huntington huntington.2 at OSU.EDU
Thu Sep 28 16:57:54 UTC 2006

Dear george,

  I cannot identify the language and script but I can tell you that  
the material is not palm leaf. It is a thin cloth with some sort of  
thick black sizing on it. The gold letters are then written on the  
black sizing.  The structure can be seen very clearly in the fold of  
the second item you have posted. This technique may have implications  
in dating the manuscript.

I hope tis helps

John C. Huntington, Professor
(Buddhist Art and Methodologies)
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Department of the History of Art
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, U.S.A.

On Sep 28, 2006, at 10:57 AM, george thompson wrote:

> Dear List,
> A colleague who is a poet would like to identify the script, the  
> language, and the content of the palm leaf manuscript pages which  
> can be seen in these photos:
> http://www.asondheim.org/manu22.jpg
> http://www.asondheim.org/manu23.jpg
> He possesses the cover and the first five pages, of which these two  
> are the last.  He has been led to believe that the text may be  
> Buddhist.  Is anyone able to read these pages?
> He would be most grateful for any help. Thanks in advance.
> George Thompson

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