two manuscript covers

painted wood
Nepal, 13th cent.
size each cover: 46,2 x 6 cm.

A pair of covers, made for a palm-leave manuscript.
One cover painted with a row of seven Buddhas, all depicted frontal, exept one, who is turned to the central Buddha Akshobhya.
The other cover is painted with the Five Pancha Raksha goddesses, with two bodhisattvas. All deities in red aureoles, with green scrollwork in between.

It is quite rare to find a pair of bookcovers from this period!


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