A carved, painted and gilt wooden manuscript cover
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.
A carved, painted and gilt wooden manuscript cover

TIBET, 13TH/14TH CENTURY

Details
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.)
Provenance
Acquired from Spink & Son, Ltd., London
Robert and Alice Piccus Collection, California
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
Sale room 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.

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