1. A red and gold lacquered manuscript cover
circa 16th Century
Dimensions: 9 1/3" x 28 ¼" (23.5 x 78.5cm)
The exterior covered with gold with lacquer images of the five Tathagatas – Ratnasambhava, Akshobya, Vairocana, Amitabha and Amogasiddhi, arranged in parallel rows, each seated in dhyanasana on a lotus throne encircled by a scrolling foliate tendril.
Detail: close-up view