About this object

A written Tibetan manuscript or pecha. Manuscript of The Thirteen Codes of Law by rdo ring pan di ta [Doring Pandita]. The manuscript has 38 folios. The pecha has a makeshift cover made from a twinnings tea carton and has been cut to resemble a book cover.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang: Lhasa
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Ink; Paper Plant; Paper Cardboard
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1945
  • Measurements
    286 mm x 65 mm; x 11 1/4 in x 2 9/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: The descriptions and page translations found in the inscriptions field have been provided by Dr Karma Phuntsho, during cataloguing for, 'The Tibetan-Mongolian Rare Books and Manuscripts (TMRBM) project', University of Cambridge.

    There is a note on the inventory card that states this pecha came from Lhasa. Bell also notes that, 'This contains an abridgment of the thirteen codes of law made since the establishment of the government of the Ga-den Po-trang (Lhasa Govt) and a list of fines that can be inflicted'. Crossed through in Bell's handwriting is, 'C3'.

    Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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