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DREAMSEA Project No.:
DS 0031 00010
Institution:
HMML; DREAMSEA
Surrogate Format:
Digital
IIIF Manifest:
https://www.vhmml.org/image/manifest/540217
Country:
Indonesia
City (Province):
Malang (Jawa Timur)
Name of collection:
Private Collection of Lulut Edi Santoso
Right to Left?:
No
Current Status:
In situ
Subject matter:
Chronicle
Begin Year Date:
1800
End Year Date:
1900
Script:
Javanese
Writing support:
European paper
Watermark?:
No
Countermark?:
No
Manuscript cover?:
Yes
Binding?:
Yes
Manuscript cover dimension:
33 x 20 cm
Manuscript paper dimension:
32.8 x 20 cm
Text block dimension:
25.5 x 14.5 cm
Number of pages:
638 pages
Number of blank pages:
3 pages
Rubrication?:
No
Illumination?:
No
Illustration?:
Yes
Manuscript condition:
Poor
Description of manuscript content:
The story starts with a description of the peaceful and restful country of Tong Tya under the rule of King Gyan Tik. The king’s vizier, Sim Gyam secretly betrays the king and refuses to appear before the king. The king is totally unaware of this. The story ends with Sun Cyi Go who causes the country to be in chaos.
Other notes:
On the empty page that precedes the text is written No. 6 in pencil. On the page at the end a drawing has been made of the shadow-play figure Bomasakti with the text: “Bomasakti eneng saha jeroneng siti pertola”, and on the bottom the text “boma tasamaka”. The numbering is done in international numerals on the recto pages 1-317 while numbers 21 and 67 were counted twice and 208 was omitted. The international numberings are preceded with the word No. The text is a poem written in Javanese tembang macapat verse.

Item 1 - Title in Roman script:
[Babad Tong Tya]
Item 1 - Title in English script:
Historical Chronicle of Tong Tya
Item 1 - Author:
Anonymous
Item 1 - Language:
Javanese
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