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Tibetan Manuscripts

Date range: Uncertain

Medium: Manuscript

Number of items: 15 items

Fifteen items on paper, of which Tibetan MSS 1-6 were purchased in 1901 with the Crawford collection, the remainder being acquired subsequently from various sources.

Tibetan MS 6 comprises two sandalwood book covers, with inscriptions in Chinese, Mongolian and Sanskrit and six coloured miniatures. Tibetan MS 14 consists of ritual texts of the bon.po sect, the pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet, with sheets of drawings of ritual objects and human figures. The collection includes other ritual texts and prayer-wheels.

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Further information:

  • Unpublished typescript catalogue of Tibetan MSS 1-12 and notes on Tibetan MSS 13-15 by Geoffrey B. Samuel, available via Special Collections reading rooms.


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