Hikayat Hang Tuah [Story of Hang Tuah]

Material Information

Hikayat Hang Tuah [Story of Hang Tuah]
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Added title page title:
Story of Hang Tuah
Place of Publication:
Melaka, Malaysia
Publication Date:
H33 x W22.5 cm in


Subjects / Keywords:
Hang Tuah, active 1470 ( lcna )
هڠ تواه
Malay literature ( lcsh )
Kesusasteraan Melayu
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Malaysia -- Melaka -- Malacca
2.196 x 102.2405


This copy of the Malaysian epic of Hang Tuah dates to 1882, with the volumes in their original gilded leather bindings. The opening pages have illuminated arched frames filled with scrolls in a manner typical of manuscript arts but seen in a range of materials throughout the region. Although the author of this story of loyalty to one’s leader is not known, it is thought to date from the sixteenth century being set in the Melaka Sultanate during the fifteenth-century reign of Sultan Mansur Syah. (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:
VIAF (name authority) : Hang Tuah, active 1470 : 29257224
General Note:
2 vols.
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.57, no.40.
General Note:
Volume 1 of 2, folios 1v-2r of MS 37075

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 37075 ( soas manuscript number )
6750d77b-f92e-48af-8953-e3922a080f3f ( calm recordid )