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Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism

Gallery 3

Book Covers for the Bhadrakalpika with the Eight Auspicious Symbols, from the Yongle Edition of the Kangyur
Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403–1424), ca. 1410
red lacquer with incised decoration inlaid with gold (qiangjin)
28 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (72.4 x 26.7 cm)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015