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Monk's Ordination Text (Upasampada-kammavaca)
CBL Bu 1248
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Masterpiece

Expensive materials such as silk, metal, and ivory were generally used. This is a Lacquered cloth from a discarded monk’s robe. The use of mother-of-pearl is very rare, and many have been made by a Thai craftsman working at the Burmese court.

History of the Object
When one of their sons became a monk, wealthy Burmese families often commissioned a copy of the kammavaca ordination service for presentation to the monastery.

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Type
Other 
Materials
Lacquered cloth, mother of pearl 
Measurements
Width 54,0 cm. Height 10,0 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Burma 
Geography
Myanmar 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century 
Function
Ordination text 
Acquisition
Purchased privately 
Copyright
(c) Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The Chester Beatty Library 
Museum
The Chester Beatty Library 
Credit line
Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library 

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