bookcover with two medallions
carved, painted and gilded wood
Tibet, 12th-13th cent.
69 x 23,5 x 3 cm.
In the two medallions and around are the eight auspicious symbols (Astamangala).
The form and gilding of the decoration is derived directly from the India Pala-covers, made for the Tibetan market. Also the carved circles are an indication for an early date.