Tibetan Auspice Manuscript

     Mongolia, Ulambator, 19th - early 20th century


     Folio 6b  Text Page  
     6.4 cm high x 16.8 cm wide

     Six lines of text written in a dbu-can script in black and red ink.
     The first, second, fifth and sixth lines are written (mainly) in black ink.
     The third and fourth lines are written in red ink.  
     The third and fourth lines are highlighted with a red line through the text.
     The text is contained in a thin double line box border 
     drawn in pink (pale red) ink.
     
     Page edges show light soiling and some wear (rounded corners) from usage.  
     There is a small water-stain on the bottom right edge portion of the leaf. 


     Folio 7a  Text Page with Illustrations of 7 Auspicious Symbols
     6.4 cm high x 16.8 cm wide

     Two lines of text written in a dbu-can script in black and red ink.
     The first, second, fifth and sixth lines are written (mainly) in black ink.
     The text is contained in a thin double line box border 
     drawn in pink (pale red) ink.
     Bottom section of the page has seven auspicious symbols.
     The drawings are enclosed in fine double line boxes drawn in pink 
     (pale red) ink.
     The drawings of the auspicious symbols are finely done in black ink 
     and colored in red, pink and yellow.
     Foliation in words is shown in the left border of the page.
     
     The auspicious symbols shown (left to right) are the parasol (umbrella), 
     a pair of golden fish, treasure vase, the conch shell, the endless knot, 
     the victory banner and the wheel. 
   
    
     Page edges show light soiling and some wear (rounded corners) from usage. 
     There is a small water-stain on the top and bottom right edge portion 
     of the leaf. 
     Small portions of the top edge of the leaf are folded over and some
     have broken off leaving the edge uneven.

  Note
  
     Traditionally, there are eight auspicious symbols.  
     The Lotus was not included.
     The image below is slightly enlarged.
     
     



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Folios 6b and 7a - Text pages and auspicious symbol illustrations


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