The story of Jaya Lengkara Wulan. The narrative ends with Jaya Lengkara ascending the throne of Sonya Wibawa with the title Prabu Surya Dipaningrat. In a kind of epilogue it is stated that the kanda Sukma Ngumbara is the sequel (see MSS Jav 12). Handsomely ornamented with an elaborate frontispiece, ornate polychrome frames setting off the didactic passages, and gold and red filling of the interpunctuation throughout.In Javanese language and script. In verse; 93 cantos.Written in the court of the Sultan [Hamengkubuwana II] of Yogyakarta (Kanjeng Sultan ing Ngayogya) on 22 Rejeb A.J.1730 (7 Nov. 1803).
Dimensions: 325 x 200 mm. 17 lines per page, black ink with red diacritics, and illuminated canto and stanza markers. Dutch paper, watermarks 'D & C Blauw', 'Pro Patria'. Finely illuminated frames in colours and gold, with double frames on ff.2v-3r, ff.30v-31r, ff.171v-172r (unfinished) and ff.203v-204r (unfinished), and many other half-page frames. Half leather binding with marbled paper boards.
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