ARCHITECTURAL PATTERN BOOK

MS 2460
MS Short Title ARCHITECTURAL PATTERN BOOK
Text ARCHITECTURAL PATTERN BOOK, COMBINING COSMOLOGICAL DIAGRAMS WITH A GUIDE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPLES AND STUPAS, INCLUDING THE DRAWING OF THE GREAT STUPA IN KATMANDU
Description MS in Newari on yellow stained paper, Nepal, 18th c., 32 ff. (complete), 29x13 cm, single column, (26x13 cm), 9-11 lines in Newari script, 30 drawings or diagrams in red, blue, green, orange and white.
Binding Nepal, 18th c., paper covers.
Provenance 1. Ian Alsop, Arizona (-1997); 2. Sam Fogg cat. 19(1998):107.
Commentary Nepalese pattern books for iconography are well known, but architectural model books are rare.
Place of origin Nepal
Dates 18th Century

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