A Nepalese Calendar In Scroll Form

A Nepalese Calendar In Scroll Form

1800 to 1900 Nepal

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A Nepalese Calendar In Scroll Form with an old paper label reading : ‘Patro . Nepalese Calandar Sikkim . India 1905 . A Irvine Fortescue’ , in old glass case with cork
19 th Century

Size : 152 cm long , 60 ins long – 9.5 cm wide , 3¾ ins wide
14 cm high – 5½ ins high ( glass case )
Provenance : Collected by A Irvine Fortescue
Drawn and written in red and black ink on a handmade paper scroll this document is probably a natal horoscope . Three days after a child is born the village astrologer is called upon to compose the child's astrological birth sign . This is recorded on paper and kept in a safe place by the child's parents . It is regularly consulted as it contains important guidelines for leading a successful life .
They also contain a wealth of cultural information on how the life cycle is affected by the inter-connections of the past , present and future . When the person dies , his or her horoscope is tossed into the hearth to burn .

Dimensions
Height 152.00 cm (59.84 inches)
Medium
paper and glass
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