A gilt polychromed wood manuscript cover Tibet, circa 13th century
Lot 5
A gilt polychromed wood manuscript cover Tibet, 13th century
US$ 5,000 - 7,000
£3,000 - 4,200
Auction Details
A gilt polychromed wood manuscript cover Tibet, circa 13th century
Lot Details
A gilt polychromed wood manuscript cover
Tibet, 13th century
The central medallion with large stylized scrolling forms bordered by a beaded rim and a band with curling leaf motif emerging from each center of the outer rim; one edge with gilt kirtimukha mask and floral sprays.
26 x 10 3/4 in. (66 x 27.3 cm)

Footnotes

  • For a closely related example of almost identical ornate features, see Weldon, Early Tibetan Manuscript Covers: 12th-15th century, London, 1996, no. 13, also see no. 12.

    Provenance:
    Sotheby's, New York, 16 September 1999, lot 82
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