About this object

A written Tibetan manuscript or pecha. Manuscript of The Accounts of Upper, Middle and Lower Nyang regions, an area around the Teetsa river valley, which flows past Gyantse to Shigatse. The manuscript has 205 folios and is wrapped in a red printed cloth with yellow spots and small flower bud pattern, which is then supported between two red wooden book covers, decorated with scrolls painted in gold, all of this secured by a cotton tape.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Ink; Paper Plant; Wood; Fibre Textile Cotton
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1945
  • Measurements
    62 mm x 380 mm x 88 mm; 2 7/16 in x 14 15/16 in x 3 7/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: The descriptions and page translations found in the inscriptions field have been provided by Dr Karma Phuntsho, during cataloguing for, 'The Tibetan-Mongolian Rare Books and Manuscripts (TMRBM) project', University of Cambridge.
    The text is incomplete with its end missing. The scribe did not have the full text and advises us to add the missing texts if they are found.
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector)

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    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.

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