About this object

The top cover of a small pair of book covers. The central panel is very finely carved with three figures of the Historical Buddha seated on Nepalese style pedestals surrounded by makara and garuda. A small amount of red pigment is still visible on the central figure. The left hand figure has been broken off and is lost from the waist upwards. A patch of gilt is still visible on the bottom edge.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    13th Century
  • Materials
    Gold; Pigment; Wood
  • 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
    94 mm x 267 mm x 12 mm; 3 11/16 in x 10 1/2 in x 1/2 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: This pair of book covers is not described in the List of Curios.

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

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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