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1499 An Important Ancient Nepal Hindu Manuscript Scroll with Paintings devoted to Devi Puja

Important Nepalese manuscript devoted to Devi Worship


78 sides. 10 full page illustrations, one double page illustration.

Text in red and black ink, charts and diagrams, traces of ritual use.

Script : Prachalit Lipi

Language: Newari

Each page is 26.5 cm x 9.5 cm.

Note the character of the paintings especially the formation of the icons and the palette. The saturation of the colors is remarkable and very appealing.

Further, the fact that this is a complete manuscript elevates its cultural & historic value.

The condition is as can be seen in the photos. There is edge wear, stains, tears and other damage related to age and usage on the folios as well as the paintings.

Estimated to be from the 1800s or earlier

 Acquired from a reputed art dealer in London







This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.


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