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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ancient Manuscript Review 75 : Antique Javanese Manuscript ( 1266 AH)

This is a handwritten manuscript originated from Indonesia. The title of this manuscript is Qishasul Ambiyaa ( The story of the prophets) and written in Javanese language. The frontispieces design are typical of Javanese. The cover is made of thin brownish leather and is glued on a hard board. This is a complete manuscript without any missing page. The writing material used is Daluang which is a typical Indonesian traditional paper. There is a colophone stating the manuscript was written in 1266 AH ( 1849 CE) in Betawi ( old name for Jakarta). No copyist name mentioned.

Manuscript Specs Item : Antique Javanese Manuscript
Manuscript Content : Qisasul Ambiyaa ( The story of the prophets)
Dim : 270mm x 220mm x50mm
Date : 1266 AH ( 1849 CE)
Copyist : anonymous
Origin :  Betawi ( Jakarta)
Calligraphy : Malay
Design : Written in Malay scripts in red & black in Javanese
Purchased Price :US

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