The Karandavyuha Sutra

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Material

    Wood, handmade multi-layered paper, opaque watercolors
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 9.7 x 32.9 x 5 cm (3 13/16 x 12 15/16 x 1 15/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    A complete manuscript consisting of 77 numbered text folios and two blanks in blue-black paper lettered in gilt, three miniature paintings, and a pair of polychrome painted wooden covers.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal (September 2 to December 31, 2019)
  • Origin

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Credit Line

    Gift of A. Peter Burleigh
  • Type

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