2. Manuscript Cover
natural pigments on carved wood
25 1/2" x 9"
The front of this extraordinary cover is carved in a pierced technique (clearly visible in the detail below) with the back side filled in by a separate piece of wood on which the inscription is found. All three of the Buddhas depicted are shown in teaching mudra, surround by a myriad of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
Detail: central shrine