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Palm-leaf manuscript collection of Nigel Seeley

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Identifier: Coll-1970
Content Description Palm-leaf manuscript collection of Nigel Seeley, consisting of 13 palm leaf manuscripts from Sri Lanka. There exists little information on their nature and their content, but they are probably Buddhist works in the Pali language (the language of the scriptures of Theravada Buddhism) dating from the mid 18th to late 19th century CE, and were collected by Nigel Seeley in the mid-late 20th century. Most of them have interesting and varied decorative wooden covers.
Dates: mid 18th-late 19th century

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