1238 Antique Wood Manuscript Sutra Cover with Painting

Single Painted Buddhist Manuscript Sutra Cover

The outer face is carved and the inner face is painted

Used as 'book ends' for loose leaf manuscripts which are then wrapped up and secured in cloth covers for storage.

Has lived  a hearty life serving the purpose for which it was made, signs of usage present. Paint chipped in several spots. Some over-staining.

Estimated to be from the early 1900s

8" x 3.2 "


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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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