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Important Nepalese manuscript devoted to Devi Worship
Complete. Text on front and back.
Over 12 paintings depicting goddesses, snakes and other deities.
Text in red and black ink, charts and diagrams, traces of ritual use. Some blank pages with spaces for text to be filled in later.
Script : Prachalit Lipi
72 inches x 9.5 inches / 182cm x 24cm
Note the character of the paintings especially the formation of the icons and the palette. The saturation of the colors is remarkable and very appealing.
Further, the fact that this is a complete manuscript elevates its cultural & historic value.
The condition is as can be seen in the photos. There is edge wear, stains, tears and other damage related to age and usage on the folios as well as the paintings.
Estimated to be from the 1700s or earlier
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.