Na-Khi pictographic mnemonic text and a copy of the Dhammaoakkappavattana Sutta, with explanatory documents,
|Main Creator:||Somadasa, K. D.|
A Na-Khi (or Musu) pictographic "prompt-book", used by priests to recall chants at funeral ceremonies, possibly from Burma or China. Also a copy of the Dhammaoakkappavattana Sutta (the first sermon of the Buddha containing the fundamental principles of his teaching) written in Sinhalese script in the Pāḷi language and originating from Sri Lanka. Both of the documents are written on reeds and undated. Also included are two letters from March 1978, one from K.D. Somadasa of the British Library Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books, and another from John Okell of the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies, providing context on the manuscripts.
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Physical description: 1 folder, 7 items.
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|MS 8632||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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