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F1985.36a-f

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

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1985.36a-f

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 …