Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 246 (U.4.4)
Title: Idolum Tangutanum, Sinicum, Mungalicum, Calmucicum, Japanicum, ex Septem Platiis direptum, simul cum variis variarum gentium et nominibus et interpretationibus.
Date of Creation: Between 1729 and 1740
Place of Creation: St Petersburg [?], Russia
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Extent and Medium: 1 volume (21 pages)
Content: A thang-ka or Tibetan religious painting on canvas, with descriptions by Theophilus Siegfried Bayer of the responses of various visitors to his home on being shown the thang-ka. The volume comprises:
ff1-2 blank.
f3r Title written and signed 'T S Bayer': Idolum Tangutanum, Sinicum, Mungalicum, Calmucicum, Japanicum, ex Septem Platiis direptum, simul cum variis variarum gentium et nominibus et interpretationibus.
f4 A thang-ka depicting a tantric deity, with inscriptions on the verso in two types of Tibetan script
f5r Description by Bayer of how he received the painting from a Baron Rehbinder.
f5v blank.
f6r-12r Descriptions of responses to the thang-ku (the following pages are blank: ff6v-7, 9, 10v, 11v, 12v).
f13-21 blank.
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume. Pasteboards, covered with marbled-paper, 18th century. 27.5 cm. Paper (Double-headed eagles, crowned, Russian, similar to Uchastkina 156, St Pet. 1722), 21 leaves (modern foliation in pencil) ff.13-21 blank, f.4r has a full-page religious painting (thang-ka) on canvas, framed and mounted on a guard.
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Notes: Former shelfmarks R.4.13; R.4.47
Bibliography: David Weston, 'Manuscripts and archives relative to South Asia in Glasgow University Library' South Asia Library Group Newsletter 35 (1990) 6-11; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 198.
Accession Number: 2482
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Cataloguing Note: Revised description by David Weston, 2014.
Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Theophilus Gottlieb Siegfried Bayer 1694-1738
Sinologist.
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