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Astrological manuscript, An —The Jane Carnegie Oriental Art Library
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Astrological manuscript, An 
Sri Lanka, Not known   c1800 
87pp; Illus; 5x24cm   Sinhalese   Palm-leaf book with wood covers

Palm-leaf book with painted wood covers, the pages held together by cords strung through two holes in each leaf and the covers so that they can be read as the cords are loosened. The text is in Sinhalese language and script together with small line drawings on some leaves. Most of the leaves are inscribed on both sides. The book has been estimated as being from 18th-19th century. Exhibited and published in John Guy `Palm-leaf and paper', 1982

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