Sutra Cover

A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered paper, plain weave with patterning wefts; wrapped over cardboard and backed with paper; applied label of silk, plain weave; with inscribed title painted and/or printed with ink.
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  • A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered paper, plain weave with patterning wefts; wrapped over cardboard and backed with paper; applied label of silk, plain weave; with inscribed title painted and/or printed with ink.

Date:

Ming dynasty (1368–1644), c. 1590s

Artist:

China

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Title

Sutra Cover

Origin

China

Date

1590–1599

Medium

Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered paper, plain weave with patterning wefts; wrapped over cardboard and backed with paper; applied label of silk, plain weave; with inscribed title painted and/or printed with ink

Inscriptions

Inscription: Yuanjue daochang xiuzheng guang chanwen juan di er (translation): Section Two of the Writ of Universal Repentance for the Cultivation of Experience in the Sacred Place of Complete Awareness

Dimensions

33 × 11.8 cm (13 × 4 5/8 in.) Repeat: 23.7 × 10.8 cm (9 5/8 × 4 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Alyce and Edwin DeCosta and The Walter E. Heller Foundation Endowment

Reference Number

2001.164.7

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