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From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C405B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China
Period Yuan Dynasty
Date Made Yuan Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Paper
Iconography Buddhist Text
Inscription Language Tibetan Language

Three pages (55, 56, 57) from the Prajnaparamita class of sutras, this one is known as the Eight Thousand whose subject is emptiness. It is written in white and silver Tibetan characters on deep blue paper of a very heavy quality. Certain characters are rendered in an older script. There are two holes for the pins which held the leaves of the book to its carved wooden covers. Found inside dry lacquer Buddha statue dated to the Yuan Dynasty, C405A.

Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1923

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