Antique Tibetan Sutra Cover – Lantsa


The book cover is made of wood that is covered with a repoussed sheet of bronze, decorated with Himalayan vegetal scrolling and a mantra in Lantsa script. It is unusual to see a Tibetan book cover clad in bronze with repousse work. We believe this piece to be 19th century, possibly earlier, from the Tibetan parts of Nepal. (Delicate piece with a few losses)

13″ long 4″ wide 0.5″ thick, wood and bronze, Tibet (Nepal), early 19th century (probably earlier)