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A Pair of Polychrome Wood Manuscript Covers, Tibet, circa 15th Century

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Property From a Private Northwestern Collection

A Pair of Polychrome Wood Manuscript Covers, Tibet, circa 15th Century

A Pair of Polychrome Wood Manuscript Covers, Tibet, circa 15th Century

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,300

USD

Property From a Private Northwestern Collection

A Pair of Polychrome Wood Manuscript Covers

Tibet, circa 15th Century


9¼ by 26 in. (23.5 by 66 cm) each, (2)

each of rectangular form, the outer side of one with a central panel depicting the five Tataghatas surrounded by a floral border, the inner side of the former with mantras in Lantsa script, the other with a row of Indian scholars including Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Asanga, Vasubhandu, Dignanga, Dharmakirti, Gunaprabha, Shakyaprabha all identified by inscriptions below, the ends of each profusely carved with a kirtimukha at one end, a trio of seated figures flanked by stupas and Lantsa characters at the other


Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13627.

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Sotheby's London, 30th April 1992, lot 364.
The group of Indian scholars represented depict the most important Indian Buddhist scholars of the Mahayana tradition and are referred to as The Six Ornaments and Two Excellent Ones of the Southern Continent. For more detailed information, see Jeff Watt, www.himalayanart.org, "Six Ornaments" main page.