About this object

The bottom cover of a small pair of book covers. The central panel is carved in shallow relief, at the centre is a jewel-filled vase, draped with cloth. The rest of the space is filled with 'c' and 's' scroll designs.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • 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 264 mm x 9 mm; 3 11/16 in x 10 3/8 in x 3/8 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: This pair of book covers are 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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