Leaf from a palmleaf Pancaraksa Manuscript   Kathmandu Valley, 15th century
Lot 140
A leaf from a Pancaraksa Manuscript Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, 15th century
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£1,200 - 1,800
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A leaf from a Pancaraksa Manuscript
A leaf from a Pancaraksa Manuscript
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, 15th century
Distemper on palmleaf; five lines of horizontal Newari script on each side around holes for binding. The central panel depicting Akshobhya seated in bhuminsparsa mudra wearing red-patched robes before a shaded red aureole.
Folio: 2 1/4 x 12 3/8 in. (5.4 x 31.5 cm)

Footnotes

  • The Pancaraksa was one of the most revered Buddhist texts in Nepal. It consists of five raksas, protective spells, each of which was personified in the form of a female deity. For other pages from this manuscript see Sam Fogg, Paintings on Paper: Nepalese Illustrated Manuscripts, 2007, nos 8 and 9.
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