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