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Cover of a Buddhist Manuscript
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Cover of a Buddhist Manuscript


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Description The central panel depicts the Buddha Shakyamuni on the night of his enlightenment. On our left is the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in his "Six Syllable" form ("Hail jewel lotus!"), the words of a spell come alive. The angry deity on the right is Achala, the immovable.
Provenance John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2002, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2002

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Period
13th century
Medium
wood with paint and gilding
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.896
Measurements
H: 6 5/16 × L: 20 7/8 × D: 13/16 in. (16 × 53 × 2 cm)
Geographies
  • Tibet (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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