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Pair of Book Covers for a Buddhist Text

Period: Pala period
Date: 12th century
Culture: North India and Tibet
Medium: Wood with traces of paint; decorative mounts of silver with gilt semiprecious stones, and gilt-copper alloy
Dimensions: Overall (each bookcover): 8 7/8 x 27 3/4 in. (22.5 x 70.5 cm)
Classification: Woodwork
Credit Line: Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 2005
Accession Number: 2005.436.1a, b

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