MS. Tibet. a. 15 (R)
Younghusband Expedition Collection
The Ka volume of the Twenty-Five Thousand Verse Perfection of Wisdom
NOTE: This record has yet to be fully checked.
Two circles of about 2.8 diameter appear on each page
dbu can (black ink)
The title page / first folio is on a board much shorter (47 cm) than the text. It is perhaps sawn down to this size. There are two miniature paintings of Buddha 'Khor ba 'jig and Buddha Kanakamuni, done separately and gummed to the board. The page is ornamented with a design placed between the two initial strokes, showing a flaming jewels, embellished with two small corals (originally three). In between letter in the line, there are also two circular designs depicting sacred vase decorated with inset coral and tiny torquoise on the top. The left one has lost it coral. The gold letter are embossed rising 2-3milimetres and the mantra of Kālacakra is written on the two initial strokes. The page has two layers of silk cover. Folio 2 recto has some floral designs running down the left and right margins as decorations.
Provenance and Acquisition
S.C. 33629, 33723. 25 Sept. 1905, donation by the Government of India. (Donated with mss. a.12, a.13 & a.14).
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