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1376 Antique Tibetan Painted Manuscript - Zodiac Animals - SOLD


13 double sided pages with painting and text on each.

Subject: A minor thesis on the story of  Astrological Zodiac Animals.

Contains the introduction to the story of the Zodiac as well as an elaborated narration of each of the Zodiac Animals with paintings. According to a legend Lord buddha summoned all the animals when he was ready to depart from the earth. 

Only 12 came to bid him farewell. As a reward he named a year after each of these animals in the order of their arrival. 

According to this model, the animal that rules the year in which an individual is born, exercises a profound influence on the life of the individual.

20 x 8cm

Estimated to be from the 1800s.

Handwritten Tibetan Script.

More photos on request



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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