8. It Is What It Is (Or Is It?): Further Reflections on the Buddhist Representation of Manuscripts
Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC) - James W. Watts
This chapter suggests that Buddhist images of books are like sculptural snapshots. These are not images not to be worshipped—although the main goddesses or bodhisattvas presented in the images were certainly objects of veneration— but they are images of worship.