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Rare Antique Burmese Silver Kammavaca Manuscript




AGE: – Was told around 300 years old
CONSTRUCTION: – Cloth and lacquer, tamarind seed script
DESCRIPTION: – A rare silver gilt Kammavaca, it has 13 leaves, and two end covers. it has four pages with corners damaged and one corner on the outside cover is damaged. The two internal leaves on each end match.

LENGTH: – 54.5 The leaves are slightly smaller than the covers
WIDTH: – 12cm
HEIGHT: – 3cm
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Rare antique Burmese silver Kammavaca Manuscript with silver gilt, most are gilded with gold or a mix of the two. Where the corners have been broken there are fragments of cloth showing in between the coatings of lacquer. The cloth used was often that of a venerated monk.

The Burmese script in this Kammavaca is written with the resin from the tamarind seed or lacquer. The inside leaves depict the Burmese mythological Devas on each end. The end covers depict four Devas on one and the mythological Hintha bird on the other, due to age and degradation of the lacquer they can only be seen when looking at them closely.

The script within the kammavaca relates to the Tipitaka or Pali Cannon which form the doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism which outlines the rules of conduct and teachings for the monks.

Rare Antique Burmese Silver Kammavaca Manuscript

Rare Antique Burmese Silver Kammavaca Manuscript
Cover on right hand side is shown from the inside, on the outside it is similar to the cover on the left

broken corner of Burmese silver kammavaca #311

Rare Antique Burmese Silver Kammavaca Manuscript #311

Rare Burmese Antique Silver Kammavaca

Pali script on Rare Burmese silver Kammavaca

Burmese Silver Kammavaca and cover

Side panel of inside of Silver Kammavaca  #311

Outside cover of Burmese antique Silver Kammavaca #311

Broken corner of inside corner of Burmese kamavaca #311
1st inside corner of page on Kammavaca is broken

Pali script on Rare Burmese silver Kammavaca

Rare Burmese antique silver kammavaca
Corner of outside cover is broken
Rare Antique Burmese Silver Kammavaca Manuscript
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