DIAGRAMS AND ICONS OF WRATHFUL PROTECTIVE DEITIES BUDDHIST RECITATION TEXTS

MS 2093
MS Short Title DIAGRAMS AND ICONS OF WRATHFUL PROTECTIVE DEITIES BUDDHIST RECITATION TEXTS
Text 1.DIAGRAMS AND ICONS OF WRATHFUL PROTECTIVE DEITIES WITH THEIR MANTRAS 2.TIBETAN BUDDHIST RECITATION TEXTS, SOME INCLUDING THE KALPA (RITUAL PROCEDURES AND OBSERVANCES) , AT LEAST 14 TEXTS
Description MS (8 pp.) and block-print in Sanskrit on paper, Beijing?, China, ca. 1400, 198 ff. (complete), 19x19 cm, single column, (18x18 cm), 17 lines in Tibeto-Nepalese book script in red ink, 84 full-page block-printed illustrations in red ink, the same illustration on each side of text, 1 illustration (4 pp.) hand-drawn.
Binding China, ca. 1400, concertina-folded format (Jingzhe zhuang), cardboard covers with inside and outside pastedown (4 pp.) of pen-drawings in gold on black of 20 icons of the Tathagas, etc. in 4 rows of 5 figures.
Provenance 1.Sam Fogg cat. 17(1996):4.
Commentary The text and illustrations are printed twice, once on each side of the paper, to be read in the Indo-Tibetan manner by turning the pages from right to left, or in the Chinese manner turning the pages from left to right. The 4 pp. hand-drawn illustration reveals that the block for this illustration must have been damaged or lacking. The paper was produced 1370-1450 according to radio-carbon dating, which shows that the present book may belong to the 1st. edition, or was produced within the same
Place of origin China
Dates ca 1400 AD

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