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Kammavaca (Kamawasa) Manuscript

18th–19th century

Lacquer cloth (called a "palm leaf manuscript") with black and gold lacquer; wooden covers lacquerd in red and gold

4 9/16 × 21 1/8 in. (11.6 × 53.7 cm)
Gift of Jai K. Chandrasekhar, B.A. 1987, J.D. 1997
2007.145.15
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Burmese
Period: 
Konbaung Dynasty (1752–1885)
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Manuscripts
Provenance: 

Antiquebuddhas.com, Singapore; purchased in 1999 by Jai K. Chandrasekhar, New York.; gift in 2007 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

John Guy, Palm-leaf and Paper: Illustrated Manuscripts of India and Southeast Asia, exh. cat. (Melbourne, Australia: National Gallery of Victoria, 1982), 61, no. 37.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.