Lot 1221
A Balinese Iontar Etched Miniature Manuscript on Palm Leaf
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
An illustrated manuscript of a narrative from cultural past, the recording of sacred knowledge onto miniature manuscripts known as the lontar in Indonesia, characters are inscribed with a sharp instrument into dried palm leaves are then rubbed with hazelnut containing a black dye, set with two incised wooden panels at top and bottom, beautifully framed on silk mat with glass.

Frame dimensions 22 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.

Private Collection

Good estate condition; not examined outside of the frame.