Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Book Cover

གླེགས་ཤིང་། 書皮
(item no. 66723)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Buddhist
Material Wood
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Object/Concept

Interpretation / Description

Bookcover. At the top are three Buddha figures the center with the right hand in a teaching gesture. The two side figures perform a teaching gesture with both hands. The main register at the center has Prajnaparamita at the center and three figures at the right and left in the gestures of Amitabha, Ratnasambhava and Akshobhya. The right side and left side are mirrored and depict an unknown iconographic program. The bottom register has one Buddha figure with the right hand in a teaching gesture.

Jeff Watt 2-2011

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