11-16-2014 11-16-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2764B Boston
November 16, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Palm-leaf Manuscript.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2764B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 16, 2014 10:00AM


Palm-leaf Manuscript.
Approximately 130 leaves, with hand-painted chamfered wooden boards depicting elephant riders on a red background adorned with interlacing vegetal motifs on the front board, the back board in the same style, without the figures, strings intact, with a later title and drawing of the Buddha inside the front board, 18 x 2 in.
This text is identified as the Maha Satipatthana Sutta, [corrected orthography] inside the front board, one of the earliest texts of Buddhist teachings, on the practice of mindfulness.
Estimate $500-700

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