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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 229

    A carved, painted and gilt wooden manuscript cover

    TIBET, 13TH/14TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A carved, painted and gilt wooden manuscript cover
    Tibet, 13th/14th Century
    The central field with intersecting lozenge design in wide red bands, the diamond shapes lined internally with gilt beading and externally with silver beading, the central diamonds with a floret design and half diamonds with blue moon-shaped designs, surrounded by a red perimeter with silver beading, with incised lotus petal pattern in blue and gilt bands within a red border
    30 3/8 x 8 in. (77.3 x 20.5 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Acquired from Spink & Son, Ltd., London
    Robert and Alice Piccus Collection, California


    Saleroom Notice

    Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.


    Literature

    Spink & Son, Visions of Perfect Worlds: Buddhist Art from the Himalayas, 1999, p.65, cat.35


    Exhibited

    Himalayan Art Resources, (himalayanart.org), item no.24112