Tibetan Auspice Manuscript

     Mongolia, Ulambator, 19th - early 20th century


     Manuscript in pothi format consisting of 7 leaves (6.4 cm high x 16.8 cm wide)
     on light brown un-watermarked laid paper (chain and rule lines visible).

     Tibetan text written in a dbu-can script in black and red ink.
     Foliation is in words.
     Pages have decorative and line borders drawn in pink (pale red) ink.

     Folio 1a contains the manuscript title written in black and red ink.
     It is enclosed in geometric border and is highlighted with yellow line.
    
     Folios 1b and 2a have text enclosed in decorative geometric borders.
     
     Folio 7a has colored drawings of 7 auspicisous symbols.
     The drawings are outlined in black ink with red, pink and yellow fill.
    
     Page edges show light soiling and some wear from usage. 
     There are minor water-stains on several pages.  
     



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1a  Title with geometric border

1b  Text page with geometric border

2a  Text page with geometric border

2b  Text page with single line box border

3a  Text page with single line box border

3b  Text page with single line box border

4a  Text page with single line box border

4b  Text page with single line box border

5a  Text page with single line box border

5b  Text page with single line box border

6a  Text page with single line box border

6b  Text page with single line box border

7a  Text with illustrations Auspice symbols with  border

 

7b  Blank page with box border

 




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