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DREAMSEA Project No.:
DS 0032 00001
Institution:
HMML; DREAMSEA
Surrogate Format:
Digital
IIIF Manifest:
https://www.vhmml.org/image/manifest/540268
Country:
Indonesia
City (Province):
Banyuwangi (Jawa Timur)
Name of collection:
Private Collection of Adi Purwadi
Right to Left?:
Yes
Current Status:
In situ
Subject matter:
Literature
Copyist:
Pak Janah
Copying date in native date:
11 Puasa Jimawal 1829
Copying date in Gregorian:
1900 January 13
Place of copying:
Lingkungan Cungking Kelurahan Mojopanggung Kecamatan Giri
Script:
Pegon
Writing support:
European paper
Watermark?:
No
Countermark?:
No
Manuscript cover?:
Yes
Binding?:
Yes
Manuscript cover dimension:
21.2 x 17 cm
Manuscript paper dimension:
19.3 x 15.5 cm
Text block dimension:
14.5 x 11.9 cm
Number of pages:
269 pages
Number of blank pages:
7 pages
Rubrication?:
No
Illumination?:
No
Illustration?:
No
Manuscript condition:
Good
Description of manuscript content:
The manuscript relates the story of the exalted and chosen Prophet (Nabi luwih) Yusuf, the son of Ya'qub, in Egypt. The Prophet Yusuf is very popular among the adherents of the revealed religions, including Islam. Yusuf’s life is told from when he was 12 when he dreamed he saw the moon and eleven stars bowing before him and the tricks played by his jealous stepbrothers who threw him into a well. A caravan trader found Yusus and took him to the palace he met Princess Jaleha. His relation with brought him to grief and he was thrown in jail. However, because he managed to explain the king’s dream he was allowed back into the palace where the King of Egypt installed him as the King of Egypt.
Colophon:
Tempo. Abis menyurat pada malam Saptu Wage, Jam Pukul Lima Subuh, Tanggal 11 Bulan Puasa Tahun Jimawal 1829. Yang menyurat Carik Pak Janah.
Other notes:
The manuscript was written by Pak Janah, and finished on 11 Puasa in the year Jimawal 1829 and is the oldest manuscript of the Lontar Yusuf found in Banyuwangi so far. Another Lontar Yusup manuscript made by Pak Janah is dated 6 August 1905 (DS 0033 00001). In that manuscript Pak Janah is identified as the secretary of the village head of Cungking, Banyuwangi. Purwadi never used this manuscript to sing during rituals or for practice. He only kept it because it is the oldest one.

Item 1 - Title in Native script:
لونتر يوسف
Item 1 - Title in Roman script:
Lontar Yusup
Item 1 - Title in English script:
The Story of Yusuf
Item 1 - Author:
Anonymous
Item 1 - Language:
Javanese
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