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[Wellcome MS. Batak 330890]

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Description

A scroll of paper (without watermarks), wound round a small bamboo stick. There is only one join. The end of the scroll is damaged and the beginning of the text is missing. The outside of the scroll and a section of 41 cm on the inside, beginning from the centre, are covered with writing in Karo-Batak orthography. The text is a rather detailed explanation of the omens seen in the divination calendar (parhalaan, spelt porkalawon). The length of the scroll is 295 cm, its width 18 cm.

Physical description

295 x 18 cm

References note

Included in 'Indonesian manuscripts in Great Britain: Addenda et Corrigenda' / by M.C. Ricklefs and P. Voorhoeve. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, vol. 45, no. 2 (1982), pp. 303-305.

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Batak


Where to find it

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    WMS Batak 330890

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