Keywords: sutra

32 objects
F1982.2

Sutra of the Great Demise (Mahaparinirvana Sutra) in standard script

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Sutra written in standard script on nine pieces of paper with eight seams. The standard length of each sheet is about 19 3/8″ with 29 lines of text; the first and 9th pieces of paper are much shorter. The scroll is not in its original unmounted state. It was mounted in recent times in a …

F1985.36a-f

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

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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 …

F1921.2

Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha

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High relief carving of Western Paradise. Amitabha presides over a lotus pond that contains flowers opening to reveal newborn souls. Numerous deities and celestial attendants fill in the tableau.