Burmese Silver Scroll
A Burmese Buddhist silver sutra scroll manuscript.
According to Helga Rebhan, “Such rolledup silver leaves were usually kept in the reliquiary of a pagoda in order to consecrate it. The valuable material gives evidence of a wealthy donor who could afford the costs of the metal and the scribe. The language of it is very likely Pali, the sacred language of Theravada Buddhism.”