This is an original 1878 black and white wood engraving of the northern gate to the stupa of Sanchi, India. The village is located in the Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh, and is the location of various Buddhist monuments, including the 'Great Stupa,' which is the oldest stone structure of the country. The site features four different ornately carved gateways, each depicting a narrative, and a balustrade which surrounds the stupa.
This 133+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling.
Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 9.5 inches; 17 x 24 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
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