Leaf from a Southeast Asian palm-leaf manuscript on astrology

Leaf from a Southeast Asian palm-leaf manuscript on astrology

Made By: Southeast Asian (possibly Tai Lü culture)

Culture: Possibly Tai Lü
Date: late 19th-early 20th century
Medium: Palm leaf
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 x 2 3/8 in. (22.9 x 6.1 cm)
Classification: EASTERN
Credit Line: Found in the collection and catalogued, 1993
Object number: 93.1.64
DescriptionThe side of the leaf with images (likely the recto) features an astrological chart (at the left-third of the leaf) that indicates the patron's specific planetary placement in the 12 houses according to their birth. Most likely written in the Tai Lü language, which is one variation of the Tai language spoken by the Lü people who reside mainly in the Yunnan southern area, bordering Laos and Burma. They also reside in northern Thailand, or northern Laos, or eastern Burma/Myanmar.
Inscribed: verso: [text]
Terms
  • chart
  • astrology
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