University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: C405D
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Period: Yuan Dynasty
Date Made: Yuan Dynasty
Early Date: 1279
Late Date: 1368
Technique:Woodblock Printed
Iconography:Diamond Sutra
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1923


Book found inside the lacquer figure C405A. 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 text is from the end of the Diamond sutra.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Reconsidering Asian Material Texts Workshop (19 Apr 2013)View Objects in Exhibition


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

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