bookcover with Sadakshari, Yi-dam, monk and donors

painted and gilded wood
Southern Tibet, ca. 11th-12th cent.
size: 69 x 21 cm; 2,1 cm thick

exeptional and old cover!
Traces of painted circular motives in the outer border – a motive that points to an early date. It is quite rare to encounter depictions of donor-figures on book-covers; also depictions of monks are rare.
Traces of burn; clearly a┬ámemento of the Cultural Revolution…..

 

 

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