About this object

A written Tibetan manuscript or pecha. Manuscript of the Geography of the World, by No Min Han. The manuscript contains 144 folios and is wrapped in a spotted yellow silk cloth, supported by a short pair of red wooden book covers and secured with a pale yellow tie with a brass clasp. There is also a cotton label with a tiered silk end in blues and reds.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    Before 1839
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Ink; Paper Plant; Wood; Fibre Textile Cotton; Lacquer
  • 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
    61 mm x 680 mm x 120 mm; 2 3/8 in x 26 3/4 in x 4 3/4 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. Other copies can be found in the Tibetan Book Resource Center, TBRC: W17789.
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector)

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  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    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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