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Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Title Satasahasrikaprajna-paramita
Object Number A1442
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan | Buddhist
Provenience Tibet
Creator Unknown
Date Made 9th Century - 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Silk | Hemp | Wood | Paper | Gold Leaf
Technique Pasted | Carved | Woven | Cut Out
Iconography Buddhist Literature | Philosophy | Satasahasrikaprajnaparamita
Inscription Language Tibetan Language | Tibetan Dbu Can Script

Creed book written in dbu can script. No scribe or date given. Complete. Carved slab of wood for cover. 3 niches. 342 leaves in blue with gold lettering. Other slab painted but not carved.

Paper colored a deep blue. Writing in tan with several sads on first folio and on f.28 verso in gold leaf. There are some letters on ff.26 and 258 which have been written over with gold leaf. A lacquer covers the area on which there is writing. On ff.319 and 320 paper has been pasted on the right side and colored deep blue as are the rest of the folios. Small tears in ff.21 and 26 have been sewn together with thread. A very few other folios only have small tears which have not been repaired. In some places mistakes have been deleted with a remover, leaving blank spaces with the blue of the paper only on the line. Instances of this are, however, very few. There are a few smudges of letters. Ff.131, 203, and 257 are slightly smaller than the other folios. F.239 is on usually thich paper. F.1 is constituted of five leaves of paper strung together, with a cutout of the first leaf of the folio verso, the text being written on the leaf under this. An orange, blue, yellow, and white piece of silk which can be lifted up in order to see the text is inserted over the text on the first folio verso in back of the cutout. A piece of hemp pull cloth is on the left side of f.1 recto. Gold, red, and black heavy wood covers. The upper cover has a relief carved on it which is painted red, gold, and black.

Credit Line Purchased from George Lagai, Kny-Sheerer & Company, 1913
Other Number Getz 143 - Other Number | M14 - Levitt Number

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