Manuscript Cover, 16th century

Unknown artist, expand_more


Gift of the Asian Art Councilexpand_more  93.48.3

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Tibetan monks were prolific translators of sacred texts and other manuscripts used in their ritual practice. Such documents were often given special artistic attention and the larger, more important ones, included decorative covers like this. Most book covers are embellished with divine figures meant to protect the Buddhist philosophy contained within.

Manuscript Cover
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