Priceless Buddhist Scripture shown in Taipei

by Du Xiaodan,, Jan 27, 2008

Taipei, Taiwan -- A priceless Buddhist Scripture made sometime during the 17th and 18th centuries is on display for the first time in Taipei's Palace Museum.

The work is a major Buddhist classic, written in Tibetan script. 250 kilograms of gold was used to make it. Nearly 15,000 jewels adorn the case.

The museum plans to photograph the whole set and publish it. One copy is estimated to sell for 1.2 million Taiwan dollars, about 37,000 US dollars.