Item UA-23.2015-044, Dalhousie Memorabilia, Box 5, Item 8 - Vederala's notebook

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Vederala's notebook

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UA-23.2015-044, Dalhousie Memorabilia, Box 5, Item 8

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  • [1580?] (Creation)

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1 notebook ; 5 x 22 x 2 cm

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Item is a sixteenth century ola, or palm leaf manuscript. The pages are held together with a cord, silver medallion, and lacquered wood covers painted with line drawings. The manuscript is part of "The Casey A. Wood Medical Collection of Sinhalese Materia Medica" (item number 225).

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  • Sinhala

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  • Sinhala

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See the Casey A. Wood Collection (P145) at the Osler Library at McGill University.

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Item includes a card with inscriptions:
This collection, made mostly in India and Ceylon during 1925-1933, has been partly described in articles contributed to the Annals of Medical History, 1926, entitled “Ayurvedic Medicine in Ancient and Medieval Ceylon” by Casey A. Wood; and by Dr. Andreas Nell of Kandy under “Olas or Book Manuscripts and how They were Made.”

No. 225
A Vederala’s note book (an ola) on the treatment of a variety of diseases. Fine calligraphy and quite rare. The lacquered covers, the cord, and the silver medallion are modern, made by Kandyan artists after antique models. Ca. 1580 A.D.

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