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1646 Large Antique Tibetan Gilt & Carved Wood Sutra Cover

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Exquisitely crafted wood sutra cover

Elaborately carved on the front - shows five Tathagatha deities seated

The back has simple carving and is also painted in various scripts and designs.

Note the carving on the sides of the cover.

Good condition with old wear, some nicks and dents.

27.5 in x 9.5 in

Estimated to be from the before the 1800s Tibet

 

 Other notable examples:

 

Brooklyn Museum

Christies

 

Rarely available online in a 'Buy Now' format


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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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