Signed in plate, l.r.: Célestin Nanteuil Dated in plate, u.r.: Jacintha/Rome 1866 Letters in margin, l.l.: Célestin Nanteuil, del. et sculp. ; l.c.: JACINTHA ; l.r.: A. CADART, Edit. Imp. Rue Nve des Mathurins, 58, Paris. ; u.r.: 3.
Manuscript cabinet decorated with two celestial beings making the gesture of worship and respect (anjalimudra) on front doors. The hands and faces of these figures are carved in particularly high relief, making them seem to interact with the worshipper, a feeling enhanced by the reflection of the background inserts.
Manuscript cabinet that housed sacred texts in Buddhist monasteries in Thailand. Cabinet doors are decorated with two celestial beings making the gesture of worship and respect (anjalimudra).