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The Five Protective Hymns

This is one of the covers of a manuscript of the 'Five Protective Hymns', produced in 1659 at the Tarmula Monastery in Kathmandu for the Sakyabhiksu Jakeraja and his family. They are painted in gouache on wood, and provide the earliest dated manuscript paintings in the new Indian-influenced style. The back cover, shown here, depicts the donor and his wife on the right and his sons and their wives on the left as they pay homage to Manusri Arapaca.

Find out more about this manuscript and other sacred texts in Expressions of Faith.

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