Keywords: Heian period (794 - 1185)

47 objects

Sutra of Incantations for Sustaining the Thunderbolt Life (Kongojumyodarani-kyo)

Three sheets of paper, gold on indigo. With a paulounia wood case and the title, gold plated fan shaped knob, Gin joji bon’s seal on first paper. A sacred text (sutra) written in gold follows a frontispiece illustrated with a central image of the Buddha preaching to two bodhisattvas (enlightened beings) and two monk-disciples. The …