History of Tibet: The Blue Annals



A block printed Tibetan manuscript or pecha. A copy of the History of Tibet: The Blue Annals by 'gos gzhon nu dpal [gZhon-nu-dpal (1392-1481)]. The manuscript has 573 folios with line drawings of Śantarakshita in the left and 'Go lotsāwa gZhon nu dPal in the right corner. The manuscript is wrapped in a gold coloured silk brocade, which has reinforced corners in red diamonds and is back in sky blue cotton, this is supported between a pair of wooden book covers painted red on the out side, with gold decoration, the symbol of the dharma wheel in the centre, and blue on the inside, this is secured with a cotton tie that has a brass clasp. There is also a cloth label.