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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Designed by Dharma Master rDo rje seng ge, Tibetan (1152 - 1220)
Book Cover with Buddhist Deities
Work Type
book cover
circa first quarter 13th century
Creation Place: South Asia, Tibet
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Physical Descriptions

Wood with traces of polychromy and gilding
26.6 x 69.9 x 2.9 cm (10 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
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Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art

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Publication History

  • Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 72, p. 69
  • Susan L. Huntington and John C. Huntington, Leaves from the Bodhi Tree: The Art of Pala India (8th-12th centuries) and its International Legacy, exh. cat., Dayton Art Institute (Dayton, Ohio, 1989), pp. 364-365, no. 132
  • Larry David Perkins, Intimate Rituals and Personal Devotions: Spiritual Art through the Ages, exh. cat., Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art (Gainesville, FL, 2000), p. 34, fig. 40
  • Kathryn H. Selig Brown, Protecting Wisdom: Tibetan Book Covers from the MacLean Collection, MacLean Collection and Prestel Verlag (Munich, Germany, 2012), p. 16, fig. 9

Exhibition History

  • Intimate Rituals and Personal Devotions: Spiritual Art Through the Ages, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainsville, 07/16/2000 - 01/14/2001

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