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Manuscript

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Object Number:
C405E
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:
Manuscript found inside the lacquer figure C405A. Found in pieces. One end has blue paper cover. Title on outside is "Chin Kang Kuan Yin Mi T'o San Ching," or "The Three Sturas, Diamond, Kuan Yin and Amida." Probably a selection from these sutras. One of 1st titles inside the cover is "Pan-jo Po-lo-mi-to Hsin Ching," which is the Chinese name for the Prajnaparamita hrdaya sutra, commonly known as the "Heart Sutra" of the Prajnaparamita. Another title in this book is "Chin-kang P'an-jo Po-lo-mi Ching," the Chinese name for the "Vajra-cchedika Prajnaparamita sutra," or "Diamond Sutra" in the Prajanaparamita. Other end has a blue linen cover with the title "K'ung-ch'iao Shui ch'an Chin-kang Mi-to Kuan Yin Ching." Text is printed on both sides of the paper.
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo

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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