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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 231

    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
    Delicately carved and gilt on red ground, the central section incised with swirling foliated scrolls, surrounded by a beaded gilt rectangular perimeter, with further vegetal designs originating from the perimeter to the border of the cover, with gilded scrolls one one side and gilded semi-circles on the other
    29 x 11 1/8 in. (73.6 x 28.2 cm.)


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    Provenance

    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

    Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), item no.24122