Serat Petikan Sangking Mahabharata.

Material Information

Serat Petikan Sangking Mahabharata.
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Added title page title:
Serat Petikan Sangking Mahābhārata
Added title page title:
Extract from the Mahābhārata
Donated by M. C. Ricklefs.
Place of Publication:
Java, Indonesia
H32.5 x W20 cm in


Subjects / Keywords:
Mahābhārata. Selections ( lcsh )
Mahabharata. Pilihan
महाभारत. चयन
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Indonesia -- Java
-7.491667 x 110.004444


The manuscript depicts a Javanese version of Mahābhārata thought to date from 1903 CE. It is illustrated with altogether 56 watercolour figures. The lion-faced ogre or kirtimukha seen at the top of the opening text boxes is depicted throughout South East Asia in Hindu and Buddhist contexts as well as Islamic. Derived from the South Indian ‘face of glory’, the motif has taken on a range of new contexts, but generally is seen to serve a protective purpose. (Text by John T. Carpenter and Yoshiko Yasumura, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of Instruction : Treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007, p.65, no.48
General Note:
Dates from probably 1833 AJ (1903 CE)
General Note:
Folios 1v-2r from MS 231964

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
MS 231964 ( soas manuscript number )
48075bda-8886-4c04-a69e-0faa73b4ef13 ( calm recordid )


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