100703
100702
100701
100700
100699
100698
100697
100696
100695
100694
100691
100685
 

Manuscript

New Search
Object Number:
C405C
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
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. The illustration shows the beginning of a chapter on Virtuous Works and bears the title "No Measure nor Limit to Virtuous Works." Represents a man who, through his good deeds, was enabled to leave his body and come up to Buddha where, in the full realization of the truth of the sutras, he attained to a state of perfect joy.
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo

Current & Past Exhibitions:

4th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age: Writing the East: History and New Technologies in the Study of Asian Manuscript Traditions (22 Oct 2011 - 22 Oct 2011)
View Objects in this Exhibition

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
View Objects cited in this Publication

You may also be interested in these objects:



See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

Select objects to add to My Finds list using



Clear List Next - View List
My Finds