Cover: lacquer, gilding, and glass appliqué on wood; leaves: lacquer and gilding on cloth
Cover: 13.1 cm (5 3/16 in.)
Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1945.172
The Pali text of this manuscript is written in Burmese square script, which is also known as "tamarind seed script."
In premodern Burma, lay people commissioned lavishly ornamented manuscripts for ceremonial occasions, when officiants would read aloud from the text. Such ceremonies included the entry of a family member to a monastic order, the promotion of a novice to fully ordained monk, or the establishment of a new monastery building. The text includes ordination rites and procedures for monastic ceremonies. The presentation of the manuscript to the monastery was considered an act of spiritual merit that would benefit the donor’s family and community.
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