The Resource Yogaratnakara

Yogaratnakara

Label
Yogaratnakara
Title
Yogaratnakara
Subject
Genre
Language
sin
Summary
Book manuscript, written about 1750 in Pali-Sinhalese on the prepared leaves of a talipot palm. It is a copy of the famous work on Sinhalese medicine originally compiled several centuries before. The painted wooden covers and ivory medallion decorated with the sacred bo tree symbols are old, but the binding cord is modern after an early type by a native artist
Action
Item was originally catalogued in the museum collection as number 964-MISC. It was transferred to the Library collection on May 17, 2019, for preservation reasons.
Citation source
Wade, Ella. "A Curator's Story of the Mütter Museum and College Collections." Transactions and Studies of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Fourth Series 42, no.2 (October 1974): 152
Language note
Pali-Sinhalese
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine, Sinhalese
  • Medicine, Ayurvedic
Label
Yogaratnakara
Instantiates
Note
Item was donated with a contemporary stylus of the type that could have been used to write the text on the palm leaves. (Museum catalog number 961-MISC)
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
xxx
Content type code
  • other
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
450 leaves; each leaf approx. 45.4cm x 3.1cm
Immediate source of acquisition
Dr. Casey Wood
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Yogaratnakara
Note
Item was donated with a contemporary stylus of the type that could have been used to write the text on the palm leaves. (Museum catalog number 961-MISC)
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
xxx
Content type code
  • other
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
450 leaves; each leaf approx. 45.4cm x 3.1cm
Immediate source of acquisition
Dr. Casey Wood
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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