About this object

Six pairs of wooden book covers and one odd base cover for Tibetan manuscripts or pecha. All are painted a deep red colour on the outside and a green colour on the inside.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    20th Century early
  • Materials
    Pigment; Wood; Varnish
  • 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
    508 mm x 101 mm; x 20 in x 4 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Not entered in the List of Curios. This seems to be a stockpile of book covers used by Bell to store his manuscript collection. As can be seen across the National Museums Liverpool manuscript collection, several pecha are stored between ill-fitting bookcovers of this type and design.

    Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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