About this object

A written Tibetan manuscript or pecha. Manuscript of, 'A Book of Sixteen Codes of Law' by Bodhi Dharma (?). The manuscript has 81 folios, split into four sections that are stitched together. The bottom and top section of the pecha are bound with a stained and dirty blue cotton cloth cover that is stitched to the text, the two inner texts are bound with a coarser, badly faded red cotton cloth. A cotton string is attached to the binding for wrapping and securing the pecha.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century Late
  • Materials
    Ink; Paper Plant; Fibre Textile Cotton; Fibre Yarn Cotton
  • 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
    95 mm x 320 mm x 22 mm; 3 3/4 in x 12 5/8 in x 7/8 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.

    On the first folio Bell has written, 'No A1 (this is struck through then) C1'

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

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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