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Antique Buddhist Manuscript hand printed using wood blocks on paper
Contains 24 pages
Has 5 figures that have been hand colored.
Paper is blackened – probably from constant exposure to the soot of burning butter lamps in a monastery
There is some edge wear.
Size: 18 x 6.5 cm
Estimated to be from the early – mid 1800s
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.