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19th C. Nepalese Prayer Book Wrapped in Cloth

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19th C. Nepalese Prayer Book Wrapped in Cloth
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Description
Central Asia, Nepal, ca. 19th to early 20th century CE. A special prayer book that contains 12 loose leaves between the cardstock covers which are embossed like the hinge straps on a medieval tome. The interior of the cover is illustrated with a small shrine containing leaves, conch shell, and small mirror in metallic silver and golden hues. The leaves are double sided, 25 pages total, with red ink Nepalese calligraphic script - some pages have silvered borders. When not in use, the book rests in a cotton cloth with faint floral motifs, permanently creased with the indentations from the book, a tie cord with a red stone bead then binds this makeshift shroud. Size: 4.1" W x 5.75" H (10.4 cm x 14.6 cm)

Provenance: private New Jersey, USA collection

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#156877
Condition
Minor abrasions to both covers and some pages, with fading to pigments of text and illustration, staining and fading to pigments on cloth wrap, and separation of one page from inside of front cover. Nice remains of pigment throughout.
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19th C. Nepalese Prayer Book Wrapped in Cloth

Estimate $500 - $750
Oct 09, 2022
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Starting Price $250
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0049: 19th C. Nepalese Prayer Book Wrapped in Cloth
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Est. $500 - $750Starting Price $250
Asian, Ancient, Ethno, Fine Art
Oct 09, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0049 Details
Description
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Central Asia, Nepal, ca. 19th to early 20th century CE. A special prayer book that contains 12 loose leaves between the cardstock covers which are embossed like the hinge straps on a medieval tome. The interior of the cover is illustrated with a small shrine containing leaves, conch shell, and small mirror in metallic silver and golden hues. The leaves are double sided, 25 pages total, with red ink Nepalese calligraphic script - some pages have silvered borders. When not in use, the book rests in a cotton cloth with faint floral motifs, permanently creased with the indentations from the book, a tie cord with a red stone bead then binds this makeshift shroud. Size: 4.1" W x 5.75" H (10.4 cm x 14.6 cm)

Provenance: private New Jersey, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#156877
Condition
...
Minor abrasions to both covers and some pages, with fading to pigments of text and illustration, staining and fading to pigments on cloth wrap, and separation of one page from inside of front cover. Nice remains of pigment throughout.
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