[INDOLOGY] Indic Script identification: De Jong Collection Manuscripts

David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle at gmail.com
Sat Oct 24 13:09:15 UTC 2015

Dear Clemency,

The two images that you have labelled Tibetan Manuscript 1 and Tibetan
Manuscript 2 are definitely in Tibetan. Possibly if we had a scan of the
other side of the folio in Tibetan Manuscript 2 we could determine the
title. After the first phrase, which continues a sentence from the other
side, it gives a series of homages: homage to the Buddha, homage to the
dharma, homage to the sangha, etc.

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 1:03 AM, Clemency Montelle <
clemency.montelle at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> I'm preparing a small exhibition on the De Jong collection that is now
> held by the University of Canterbury in New Zealand (
> http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/collserv/dejong.shtml) as part of
> initiatives to make this scholarly asset more visible to the research
> community (and university officials so they are reminded of its worth and
> importance!)
> I found in some of the archival boxes several manuscripts that I would
> like to put on display, but I'm having trouble identifying the scripts of
> them.
> Two images appear to be from a Palm Leaf manuscript in some sort of South
> Indian script but I can't put my finger on it exactly.
> The other two images appear to be in Tibetan.  Could someone kindly
> confirm this for me?
> (I'm busy getting the librarians to take images of the final folia in case
> I can make out a colophon...)
> Any help greatly appreciated!
> With best wishes,
> Clemency
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> Dr Clemency Montelle
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