A Tibet Manuscript Cover of 13th/14th Century
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1492: item # 789739
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Description: A wood manuscript cover was wonderfully carved by traditional craftsmanship.
By a unique design of rectangular panel in the center, the Shakyamuni Buddha seated on an Indian Pala-style throne with lion base and in earth-witness gesture.
Around the central panel are a pearl border and a border of lotus petals next to it.
Reserved with ancient brownish patina, the wood panel still kept the original aroma of the burning worship oil.
Smoothen-off on the surface in some way due to age, the images were striking and mysterious by its meticulous design.
Another rare piece in the most similarity was kept in The British Museum of London and was published in the book of Wisdom and Compassion, The Sacred Art of the Tibet, lot122.
Date: AD 13TH/14TH Century,
Length: 34.5cm, Height: 13cm.