bookcover with geometrical design
painted and gilded wood
Tibet, 13th cent.
size: 69,5 x 23 cm; 2,5 cm thick
Very finely painted border, with makaras in a pure-Indian Pala-style. The small circular dots are imitations for the originally inlaid stones.
For the type, see:
David Weldon, Early Tibetan Manuscript Covers , 12th – 15th century, London 1996, nr. 17.