From: China | Manchuria | Chengde
Curatorial Section: Asian
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Culture||Manchu | Buddhist|
|Provenience||China | Manchuria | Chengde|
|Inscription Language||Manchu Language|
Woodblock-printed Mongolian text on paper. A Chinese title appears at right margin as Wenshu zhi 文殊志 "The Record of the Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī (?)", with page number (下三十七). It is stamped with the description: “Print from ‘Original’ MANCHU PRAYER BOARD. These Manchu Prayer Boards are from the Great Temples at JEHOL, in Southwestern Manchuria,” and with a Chinese date of November 1922. Two impression of Chinese-style seals both read “Ba Ruande 巴軟德”. This was the Chinese name of the dealer Edward Barrett who was collecting materials of this kind for sale to US collections in the 1920s. A museum “received” stamp has the date 1924.
|Credit Line||Gift of Edward Barrett, 1924|
|Other Number||15 - Other Number | 29-96-818A - Other Number|
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