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Balinese palm-leaf manuscript

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-72
Balinese palm-leaf manuscript (lontar). Manuscript is made from dried palm leaves and bound between wood blocks by a cord running through the middle of the blocks and each leaf. A coin is tied to the cord. Translation of this document, conducted in 1973, speculates that this may not be authentic to the period (prior to the 19th century when printing presses were introduced), and may have been created for commercial purposes. The first 27 pages are lists of words seeming to bear no relationship to one another with a number of misspellings. Thereafter the subject is rice: the mythology of rice, the god of rice, and growing rice.

Dates

  • undated

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

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Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown.

Alternative Format

Digital reproductions of this manuscript is available electronically at http://gvsu.cdmhost.com/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p16015coll5/id/66/rec/1.
Title
Balinese palm-leaf manuscript, RHC-72
Author
Special Collections & University Archives
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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