Section of "The Wonderful Adornments of the Leaders of the World," Chapter 1 of the Flower Ornament Sutra

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1100
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink on light indigo-dyed paper, with gold-ruled lines and gold-leaf
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 21.8 × 50.6 cm (8 9/16 × 19 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Sutra fragment mounted as a hanging scroll. Ink on light indigo-dyed paper decorated with gold leaf and lines ruled with gold. Fragment was partially burned along the bottom while rolled as a handscroll.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Power of Words in an Age of Crisis (October 14, 2017 to May 6, 2018)
    Faith and Form: Selected Calligraphy and Painting from the Japanese Religious Traditions (March 20 to July 18, 2004)
    The Written Image: Japanese Calligraphy and Painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto Collection (October 1, 2002 to March 02, 2003)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto
  • Type

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