Two gilt polychromed manuscript book covers
Tibet, 13th-15th century
One with diamond medallions of two turning lions, the ashta mangala, and a dragon, set within an outer rim of floral sprays issuing from twin peacocks at the center above and a flaming, lotus-born triratna below; an edge with kirtimukha; the other with interlacing foliate scrolls and an outer rim depicting different stages of the lotus blossom encircled by a single stem; an edge with kirtimukha and reverse with concentric rings.
11 1/2 x 30 5/8 in. (29.2 x 77.7 cm) & 11 3/8 x 28 1/4 in. (29 x 71.8 cm)