bookcover with Buddhas

firegilded copper repoussé on wood
Nepal, 13th cent.
size: 67 x 20 x 2 cm.

This rare and early cover belongs to a small group of similar copperplated covers, all shortened on one side. See for instance:

Günter Grönbold, Tibetische Buchdeckel – Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munchen 1991, p. 86-87 (nr. 32)
catalogue Christie’s New York, 23 September 2004, nr. 96.
and in various private collections.



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