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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Both the calligraphy and gold work are impeccable. The sheer level of artistry illustrates the makers devotion to Buddhism.

History of the Object
The page would have been used in various Buddhist ceremonies in Sri Lanka.

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Type
Documents 
Materials
Palm leaf and gold 
Measurements
Width 22.5 cm. Height 1 cm. Length 57 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Sri Lanka 
Geography
Sri Lanka 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century; possibly 
Function
Religious text 
Acquisition
The page was donated to the Manchester Museum by Dr and Mrs E Barnes in 1957. 
Copyright
The Manchester Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The Manchester Museum 
Museum
The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester 
Credit line
The Manchester Museum 

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