Manuscript Cover card

Manuscript Cover

50.31.127

On display

A richly carved wooden book cover (top). The three seated figures rest on Nepalese style platforms, often seen in copper gilt statues, and each is surrounded by an archway. The central panel is bordered with beading and two borders of lotus petals. The central figure is the medicine Buddha. At either side of him are Vairochana and Green Tara. It suggests that this would have originally covered a medical text.