Manuscript Cover

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Description: 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.

Place collected: Not recorded
Date collected: 1900 - 1945
Measurements: Overall: 94 mm x 267 mm x 12 mm; 3 11/16 in x 10 1/2 in x 1/2 in
Type: Writing

Note: Curator's note: This pair of book covers is not described in the List of Curios. Written by Emma Martin
Accession no: 50.31.128a
Other number(s): TB16 [Collector Number]; N1958.2016 [Photography Number]

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