ꦈꦟ꧀ꦝꦸꦲꦤ꧀ ꦱꦼꦫꦠ꧀ ꦱꦼꦭꦫꦱ ꦄꦏ꧀ꦰꦫ ꦗꦮ
Javanese manuscript art: Serat Selarasa
The Serat Selarasa (MSS Jav. 28) is the most beautiful illuminated Javanese manuscript in the British Library. It is dated 1804, making it perhaps the earliest finely-illustrated Javanese manuscript known. The manuscript tells the story of Selarasa, prince of Champa, and his two brothers, who are forced to leave their kingdom after their elder brother becomes king and treats them with disdain. Selarasa and his brothers subsequently undergo many adventures and trials during their enforced travels.