565 SOLD Indian Sanskrit Manuscript - Bhagvat Gita with Miniature Paintings

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Rare Manuscript Book in Sanskrit language / Devangari script containing verses from the "Bhagvad Geeta"

The Bhagvat Gita is the chapter of the Mahabharata epic containing the lecture given by Krishna to Arjun on the battlefield and is a philosophical treatise on how to life one's life. The Gita is one of the most important books of Hindu philosophy.

This manuscript contains 405 double sided pages (810)

12 paintings present.

 9 of these are decorative flowers.

3 of these are superb miniature paintings depicting the subjects of the story - Krishna and Arjun. The figures of Krishna and Arjun have gold illumination to highlight their crowns etc.

Elaborate border on the first page  and well done tricolor borders on most others.

Leaf Size of each leaf Approx 7 cm X 12 cm

Some stains and wear. The last 4-6 pages (2-3 leaves) have been written in a different hand.

Hard cover binding of cloth and cardboard that is loose on the back. Additional printed guard-pages have been added to the front and back.

Complete Book

Age unknown


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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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