Sutra Cover

A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, satin 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; sutra, accordion-mounted.
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  • A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, satin 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; sutra, accordion-mounted.

Date:

Ming dynasty (1368–1644), c. 1590's

Artist:

China

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Title

Sutra Cover

Origin

China

Date

1590–1599

Medium

Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, satin 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; sutra, accordion-mounted

Inscriptions

Inscription: Da fangguang fo huayan jing juan di qishisi Inscription translation: Section Seventy Four of the Sutra on the Garland of the Great Expansive Buddha

Dimensions

36.9 × 12.2 cm (14 1/2 × 4 3/4 in.) Warp repeat: 16.8 cm (6 3/4 in.) Paper e×tended: 36.9 × 61.1 cm (14 1/2 × 24 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2001.164.97

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