From 1963 to 2003
Mrs. Ruth C. Galaid, Fairfax, VA, purchased from an unnamed Tibetan in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 1963 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Mrs. Ruth C. Galaid in 2004
 Mrs. Galaid purchased the cover in Nepal from a Tibetan in Kathmandu in 1963 when she was working with the Ford Foundation in India (according to Provenance Remark 1, Debra Diamond, August 2004, in the object record).
- Previous Owner(s)
Mrs. Ruth C. Galaid
The gold that adorns the cover of this sacred Buddhist text reflects the purity and perfection of the teachings of the Buddha (dharma). Like most Tibetan covers, it is shaped to resemble the long, narrow format of ancient texts from India, where the Buddha lived and taught in the fifth century B.C.E. The cover depicts the enthroned Buddha surrounded by the teachers, lamas, and perfected beings of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
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- South Asian and Himalayan Art
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