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Object Number:
C405D
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Yuan Dynasty
Date Made:
Yuan Dynasty
Early Date:
1279
Late Date:
1368
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Paper
Technique:
Woodblock Printed
Iconography:
Buddhist Text
Dharani
Description:
One of two long sections torn from a large sutra printed in Chinese and illustrated with many wood block cuts. Was accordion type book. Good quality printing with well shaped and nicely arranged characters. Good craftsmanship in the wood cuts. Paper is an old tan of soft but tough texture and is in a strip 13 inches wide. Folds come at 5 inch intervals. The book to which this belongs is probably one of the more popular sutras.
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Reconsidering Asian Material Texts Workshop (19 Apr 2013)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Fernald, Helen E. 1927. A Chinese Buddhistic Statue in Dry Lacquer. The Museum Journal. Volume XVIII (No. 3): 284-294. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp.292-294
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